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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2534024
(54) English Title: NOVEL COMPOUNDS HAVING INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AGAINST SODIUM-DEPENDANT TRANSPORTER
(54) French Title: NOUVEAUX COMPOSES POSSEDANT UNE ACTIVITE INHIBITRICE DIRIGEE CONTRE LE TRANSPORTEUR DEPENDANT DU SODIUM
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • C07H 7/04 (2006.01)
  • A61K 31/7034 (2006.01)
  • A61K 31/7042 (2006.01)
  • C07H 19/06 (2006.01)
  • C07H 7/06 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • NOMURA, SUMIHIRO (Japan)
  • KAWANISHI, EIJI (Japan)
  • UETA, KIICHIRO (Japan)
(73) Owners :
  • MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION (Japan)
(71) Applicants :
  • TANABE SEIYAKU CO., LTD. (Japan)
(74) Agent: MARKS & CLERK
(74) Associate agent:
(45) Issued: 2009-06-02
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2004-07-30
(87) Open to Public Inspection: 2005-02-10
Examination requested: 2006-01-27
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country/Territory Date
60/491,534 United States of America 2003-08-01

English Abstract




A compound of the formula (I) wherein Ring A and Ring B are: (1) Ring A is an
optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, and Ring B is
an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, an
optionally substituted unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or an optionally
substituted benzene ring, (2) Ring A is an optionally substituted benzene
ring, and Ring B is an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring or an optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring, or (3) Ring A is an optionally substituted unsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring, and Ring B are independently an optionally
substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, an optionally
substituted unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or an optionally
substituted benzene ring; X is a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom; Y is -(CH2)n-
(n is 1 or 2); a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug
thereof.


French Abstract

La présente convention concerne un composé représenté par la formule (I). Dans cette formule le cycle A et le cycle B sont: (1) le cycle A est un cycle hétérocyclique monocyclique insaturé éventuellement substitué et le cycle B est un cycle hétérocyclique monocyclique insaturé éventuellement substitué, un cycle hétérobicyclique fusionné insaturé éventuellement substitué ou un cycle benzène éventuellement substitué, (2) le cycle A est un cycle benzène éventuellement substitué, et le cycle B est un cycle hétérocyclique monocyclique insaturé éventuellement substitué ou, un cycle hétérobicyclique fusionné insaturé éventuellement substitué ou (3) le cycle A un cycle hétérobicyclique fusionné insaturé éventuellement substitué et le cycle B sont indépendamment un cycle hétérocyclique monocyclique insaturé éventuellement substitué, un cycle hétérobicyclique fusionné insaturé éventuellement substitué ou un cycle benzène éventuellement substitué, X est un atome de carbone ou un atome d'azote, Y est -(CH2)n- (n est 1 ou 2). Cette invention concerne aussi un sel de ce composé répondant aux normes pharmaceutiques ou un promédicament.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.



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The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive

property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. A compound of formula (I):


Image

wherein:
Ring A is

Image


wherein R1a, R2a, R3a, R1b, R2b, and R3b are each independently a
hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group,
an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a
hydroxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group,
an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, a
cycloalkyloxy group, a phenyl group, a phenylalkoxy group, a
cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, a mono- or
di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group, a carboxyl group,
an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkanoyl group, an
alkylsulfonylamino group, a phenylsulfonylamino group, an



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alkylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, or a phenylsulfonyl
group;

Ring B is

Image

wherein R4a is a phenyl group substituted by a halogen atom, a
cyano group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group,
a haloalkoxy group, an alkylenedioxy group, an alkyleneoxy group,
or a mono- or di-alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group
substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group,
a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group or a haloalkoxy group, and
R5a is a hydrogen atom;

X is a carbon atom; and

Y is -(CH2)n- (wherein n is 1 or 2);

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug
thereof.


2. The compound according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof or a prodrug thereof, wherein R1a, R2a,
R3a, R1b, R2b, and R3b are each independently a hydrogen atom, a
halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a
lower alkoxy group, or a phenyl group;

R4a is a phenyl group substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a methylenedioxy group,
an ethyleneoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
or



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a heterocyclyl group substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,
a lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group.


3. The compound according to claim 2, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein Ring A
is


Image

R1a is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy
group, and R2a and R3a are hydrogen atoms;

R4a is a phenyl group substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, and a mono- or di-lower
alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group substituted by a
halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy
group, and Y is -CH2-.


4. The compound according to claim 3, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein R4a is
a phenyl group substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a
lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group,
or a halo-lower alkoxy group; or a heterocyclyl group substituted
by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, or a lower
alkoxy group.


5. The compound according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein the



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chemical structure is represented by the following formula:

Image


wherein R A is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group or a lower alkoxy
group; R B is (1) a phenyl group substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or
di-lower alkylamino group; or (2) a heterocyclyl group

substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower
alkoxy group; and R C is hydrogen atom.


6. The compound according to any one of claims 1 to 5, or a
pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof,
wherein the heterocyclyl group is a thienyl group, a pyridyl
group, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyrazinyl group, a pyrazolyl group,
a thiazolyl group, a quinolyl group, or a tetrazolyl group.

7. The compound according to claim 1, wherein the compound
is:

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2--
thienylmethyl]benzene;

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;



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1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(4-cyanophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-
2-thienylmethyl]benzene;

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-
2-thienylmethyl]benzene; or

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(3-difluoromethyl-
phenyl)-2-thienylmethyl]benzene;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug
thereof.


8. The compound according to claim 1, wherein the compound is
1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt
thereof, or a prodrug thereof.


9. The compound according to claim 1, wherein the compound is
1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(6-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt
thereof, or a prodrug thereof.


10. A compound having the following structure:

Image




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11. A compound having the following structure:

Image


12. A compound of formula (I):

Image


wherein:
Ring A is an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring, or an optionally substituted unsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring, in which the sugar moiety X-(sugar)
and the moiety -Y- (Ring B) are both on the same heterocyclic ring
of the fused heterobicyclic ring;

Ring B is an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring, an optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring, or an optionally substituted benzene ring;
X is a nitrogen atom; and

Y is -(CH2)n- (wherein n is 1 or 2) ;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug
thereof.



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13. The compound according to claim 12, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:

Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, or an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may
optionally be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents, wherein the
substituent at each occurrence is a halogen atom, a hydroxy group,
a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group,
an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl
group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl group, an alkylthio group,
an alkylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group,
a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkylsufonylamino group, a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a
phenylsulfonylamino group, a phenylsulfonyl group, a
heterocyclyl group, or an oxo group;

Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or a benzene ring, each
of which may optionally be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents,
wherein the substituent at each occurrence is a halogen atom,
a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group,
an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl group,
an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfinyl
group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a
sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a carboxyl
group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group, a phenyl
group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group, a




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phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group
or an oxo group;

wherein each of the above-mentioned substituents on Ring A and
Ring B may optionally be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents,
wherein the substituent at each occurrence is a halogen atom,
a cyano group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group,
a haloalkoxy group, an alkanoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylamino
group, a carboxyl group, a hydroxy group, a phenyl group, an
alkylenedioxy group, an alkyleneoxy group, or an alkoxycarbonyl
group.


14. The compound according to claim 12, a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:

Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or an oxo
group; and

Ring B is (a) a benzene ring which may optionally be
substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a lower alkyl
group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a
halo-lower-alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a
heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;

(b) an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a




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lower alkyl group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy
group; a halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; a phenyl group which may be substituted with a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl
group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; or a heterocyclyl group which may optionally be
substituted with a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group; or

(c) an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a
lower alkyl group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy
group; a halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; a phenyl group which may be substituted with a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl
group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; or a heterocyclyl group which may optionally be

substituted with a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group.


15. The compound according to claim 12, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:
Ring A is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may

optionally be substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group,
a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or an oxo group;
and

Ring B is (a) a benzene ring which may optionally be
substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a lower alkyl




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group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a
halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy group; a phenyl group which
may be substituted with a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group,
or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group
which may optionally be substituted with a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;

(b) an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a
lower alkyl group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy
group; a halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
or a heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
or

(c) an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a
lower alkyl group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy
group; a halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; a phenyl group which may be substituted with a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl
group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; or a heterocyclyl group which may optionally be
substituted with a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl




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group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group.


16. The compound according to claim 12, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:
Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which

may optionally be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents, wherein
the substituent at each occurrence is a halogen atom, a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a lower alkoxy group, a
lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom or
a lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkoxy group,
and an oxo group;

Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1 to 3 substituents, wherein the substituent at each
occurrence is a halogen atom; a lower alkyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group or a phenyl
group; a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom or a lower alkoxy group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl
group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,
a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; or a lower alkylene group;
and

Y is -CH2-.


17. The compound according to claim 12, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:




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Ring A is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may

optionally be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents, wherein the
substituent at each occurrence is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
group optionally substituted by a lower alkoxy group, a lower
alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom or a lower
alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkoxy group, or an
oxo group;

Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1 to 3 substituents, wherein,the substituent at each
occurrence is a halogen atom; a lower alkyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group or a phenyl
group; a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom or a lower alkoxy group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl
group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,
a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; or a lower alkylene group;
and

Y is -CH2-.


18. The compound according to claim 12, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:
Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an

unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which is thiophene,
dihydroisoquinoline, dihydroisoxazole, triazole, pyrazole,
dihydropyridine, dihydroindole, indole, indazole, pyridine,
pyrimidine, pyrazine, quinoline, or a isoindoline, wherein the





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heterocyclic or heterobicyclic ring may be optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or an oxo
group;

Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a halo-lower alkoxy group; and

Y is -CH2-.


19. The compound according to claim 18, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein:
Ring A is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which is

dihydroisoquinoline, dihydroindole, indole, indazole,
quinoline, or a isoindoline, wherein the heterobicyclic ring
may optionally be substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
group, or an oxo group;

Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a halo-lower alkoxy group.


20. The compound according to claim 19, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein the
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring is dihydroindole, indole
or indazole.


21. The compound according to claim 20, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, wherein Ring B
is a benzene ring substituted by a lower alkyl group.




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22. The compound according to claim 12, wherein the compound
is selected from:

1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)indazole,
2-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)indazole,
1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)indole, and
1-(.beta.-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(RS)-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-2,3-di-
hydroindole;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug
thereof.


23. A pharmaceutical composition, which comprises the
compound as defined in any one of claims 1 to 22, or a
pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof,

and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent.


24. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 23, which
further comprises another compound which is an antidiabetic:
agent.


25. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 24,
wherein said antidiabetic agent is a biguanide compound,
sulfonylurea compound, .alpha.-glucosidase inhibitor, PPAR.gamma. agonist,

PPAR.alpha./.gamma. dual agonist, dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor,
mitiglinide compound, nateglinide compound, insulin,
glucagon-like peptide-1, PTP1B inhibitor, glycogen
phosphorylase inhibitor, RXR modulator, or glucose
6-phosphatase inhibitor, or any combination thereof.




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26. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 23, which
further comprises another compound which is an anti-obesity
agent.


27. A pharmaceutical composition according to any one of
claims 23 to 26, for treating or delaying the progression or
onset of diabetes mellitus, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic
neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, delayed wound healing,
insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, elevated
blood levels of fatty acids, elevated blood levels of glycerol,
hyperlipidemia, obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, Syndrome X,
diabetic complications, atherosclerosis, or hypertension.

28. A pharmaceutical composition according to claim 27, for
treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, wherein the
pharmaceutical composition is formulated for administration with
an agent for treating diabetic complications, an antihypertensive
agent, an antiplatelet agent, an anti-atherosclerotic agent or
a hypolipidemic agent, or any combination thereof.


9. Use of a compound as defined in any one of claims 1 to 22,
for manufacturing a medicament for treating or delaying the
progression or onset of diabetes mellitus, diabetic retinopathy,
diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, delayed wound

healing, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia,
elevated blood levels of fatty acids, elevated blood levels of
glycerol, hyperlipidemia, obesity, hypertriglyceridemia,




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Syndrome X, diabetic complications, atherosclerosis, or
hypertension.


30. The use according to claim 29, for manufacturing a
medicament for treating diabetes mellitus.


31. The use according to claim 29, for manufacturing a
medicament for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.


32. The use according to claim -29, for manufacturing a
medicament for treating obesity.


33. The use according to claim 29, for the treatment of type
1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, wherein the medicament is
formulated for administration with another antidiabetic agent.

34. The use according to claim 33, wherein said another
antidiabetic agent is a biguanide compound, sulfonylurea
compound, .alpha.-glucosidase inhibitor, PPAR.gamma. agonist,
PPAR.alpha./.gamma. dual
agonist, dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor, mitiglinide
compound, nateglinide compound, insulin, glucagon-like
peptide-1, PTP1B inhibitor, glycogen phosphorylase inhibitor,
RXR modulator, or glucose 6-phosphatase inhibitor, or any
combination thereof.


35. The use according to claim 29 for the treatment of obesity,
wherein the medicament is formulated for administration with
another anti-obesity agent.





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36. A process for preparing a compound of formula I:
Image

wherein Ring A, Ring B, X and Y are as defined in claim 1,
which comprises deprotecting a compound of formula II:
Image

wherein Ring A, Ring B and Y are as defined in claim 1, R11a is
a hydrogen atom or a protecting group for a hydroxy group and
R11b, R11c and R11d are each independently a protecting group for
a hydroxy group.


37. A process for preparing a compound of formula I-a:
Image




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wherein Ring A, Ring B and Y are as defined in claim 1, which
comprises reducing a compound of formula III:

Image
wherein Ring A, Ring B and Y are as defined in claim 1, and R12
is a lower alkyl group.


38. A process for preparing a compound of formula (I):
Image

wherein Ring A, Ring B, X and Y are as defined in claim 1,
which comprises deprotecting a compound of formula (II):
Image

wherein Ring A, Ring B, X and Y are as defined in claim 1, R11a,
R11b, R11c and R11d are each independently a protecting group for
a hydroxy group.




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39. A compound of formula (II):
Image

wherein Ring A, Ring B and Y are as defined in claim 1, R11a is
a hydrogen atom or a protecting group for a hydroxy group and
R11b, R11c and R11d are each independently a protecting group for
a hydroxy group.


Note: Descriptions are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.


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DESCRIPTION

NOVEL COMPOUNDS HAVING INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AGAINST SODIUM-DEPENDANT
TRANSPORTER
TECHNICAL FIELD
The present invention relates to a novel compound having
an inhibitory activity against sodium-dependent'glucose
transporter (SGLT) being present in the intestine or kidney.
BACKGROUND ART

Although diet therapy and exercise the'rapy are essential
in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, when these therapies do
not sufficiently control the conditions of patients, insulin
,
or an oral antidiabetic agent is additionally used. At the
present, there have been used as an antidiabetic agent biguanide
compounds, sulfonylurea compounds, insulin resistance

improving agents and a-glucosidase inhibitors. However, these
antidiabetic agents have various side effects. For example,
biguanide compounds cause lactic acidosis, sulfonylurea
compounds cause significant hypoglycemia, insulin resistance
improving agents cause edema and heart failure, and
a-glucosidase inhibitors cause abdominal bloating and diarrhea.
Under such circumstances, it has been desired to develop novel

drugs for treatment of diabetes mellitus having no such side
effects.
Recently, it has been reported that hyperglycemia
participates in the onset and progressive impairment of
diabetes mellitus, i.e., glucose toxicity theory. Namely,
chronic hyperglycemia leads to decrease insulin secretion and
further to decrease insulin sensitivity, and as a result, the
blood glucose concentratiori is increased so that diabetes
mellitus is self-exacerbated [cf., Diabetologia, vol. 28, p.


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119 (1985); Diabetes Care, vol. 13, p. 610 (1990), etc.].
Therefore, by treating hyperglycemia, the aforementioned
self-exacerbating cycle is interrupted so that the prophylaxis
or treatment of diabetes mellitus is made possible.

As one of the methods for treating hyperglycemia, it is
considered to excrete an excess amount of glucose directly into
urine so that the blood glucose concentration is normalized.
For example, by inhibiting sodium-dependent glucose
transporter being present at the proximal convoluted tubule of
kidney, the re-absorption of glucose at the kidney ~s inhibited,
by which the excretion of glucose into urine is promoted so that
the blood glucose level is decreased. In fact, it is confirmed
that by continuous subcutaneous administration of phlorizin
having SGLT inhibitory activity to diabetic animal models,
t =a
hyperglycemia is normalized and the blood glucose level thereof
can be kept normal for a long time so that the insulin secretion
and insulin resistance are improved [cf., Journal of Clinical
Investigation, vol. 79, p. 1510 (1987) ; ibid., vol. 80, p. 1037
(1987); ibid., vol. 87, p. 561 (1991), etc.].
In addition, by treating diabetic animal models with SGLT
inhibitory agents for a long time, insulin secretion response
and insulin sensitivity of the animals are improved without
incurring any adverse affects on the kidney or imbalance in
blood levels of electrolytes, and as a result, the onset and

progress of diabetic nephropathy and diabetic neuropathy are
prevented [cf., Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 42, p. 5311
(1999); British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 132, p.578 (2001),
etc. ] .

From the above, SGLT inhibitors may be expected to improve
insulin secretion and insulin resistance by decreasing the
blood glucose level in diabetic patients and further prevent
the onset and progress of diabetes mellitus and diabetic
complications.


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WO 01/27128 discloses an aryl C-glycoside compound having
the following structure.
Ri R4
R2a\~/~

HO 1 RZ\A ~R3
HO~'*" ~'4OH
OH
This compound is disclosed to be useful in the prophylaxis
or treatment of diabetes mellitus, etc., as an SGLT inhibitor.
DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION
The present invention relates to a compound of the
following formula I,.or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt
thereof, or a prodrug thereof.

(;X y

O ~~~~OH (I)
HO OH _
OH
wherein Ring A and Ring B are one of the followings: (1) Ring
A is an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring, and Ring B is an optionally substituted

unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, an optionally
substituted unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or an
optionally substituted benzene ring, (2) Ring A is an optionally
substituted benzene ring, and Ring B is an optionally
substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, or an

optionally substituted unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring
wherein Y is linked to the heterocyclic ring of the fused
heterobicyclic ring, or (3) Ring A is an optionally substituted
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, wherein the sugar moiety


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X-(sugar) and the moiety -Y-(Ring B) are both on the same
heterocyclic ring of the fused heterobicyclic ring, and Ring
B is an optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring, an optionally substituted unsaturated fused

heterobicyclic ring, or an optionally substituted benzene ring;
X is a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom; and

Y is - (CHZ)n- (wherein n is 1 or 2) .
The compound of the formula I exhibits an'inhibitory
activity against sodium-dependent glucose transporter being
present in the intestine and the kidney of mammalian species,
and is useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus or diabetic
complications such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic
neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, and delayed wound healing.

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, the present compound (I) is illustrated in
more detail.
The definitions for each term used in the description of
the present invention are listed below.
The "halogen atom" or the "halo" means chlorine, bromine,
fluorine and iodine, and chlorine and fluorine are preferable.
The "alkyl group" means a straight or branched saturated
monovalent hydrocarbon chain having 1 to 12 carbon atoms. The
straight chain or branched chain alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon
atoms is preferable, and the straight chain or branched chain
alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms is more preferable.
Examples thereof are methyl group, ethyl group, propyl group,
isopropyl group, butyl group, t-butyl group, isobutyl group,
pentyl group, hexyl group, isohexyl group, heptyl group,
4,4-dimethylpentyl group, octyl group, 2,2,4-trimethylpentyl
group, nonyl group, decyl group, and various branched chain
isomers thereof. Further, the alkyl group may optionally and
independently be substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as listed


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below, if necessary.
The "alkylene group" or the "alkylene" means a straight
or branched divalent saturated hydrocarbon chain having 1 to
12 carbon atoms. The straight chain or branched chain alkylene

5 group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms is preferable, and the straight
chain or branched chain alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms
is more preferable. Examples thereof are methylene group,
ethylene group, propylene group, trimethylene group, etc. If
necess-ary, the alkylene group may optionally be substituted in

the same manner as the above-mentioned "alkyl gi;oup".
Where alkylene groups as defined above attach at two
different carbon atoms of the benzene ring, they form an
annelated five, six or seven membered carbocycle together with
the carbon atoms to which they are attached, and may pptionally

be substituted by one or more substituents defined below.
The "alkenyl group" means a straight or branched
monovalent hydrocarbon chain having 2 to 12 carbon atoms and
having at least one double bond. Preferable alkenyl group is
a straight chain or branched chain alkenyl group having 1 to
6 carbon atoms, and the straight chain or branched chain alkenyl
group having, 1 to 4 carbon atoms is more preferable. Examples
thereof are vinyl group, 2-propenyl group, 3-butenyl group,
2-butenyl group, 4-pentenyl group, 3-pentenyl group, 2-hexenyl
group, 3-hexenyl group, 2-heptenyl group, 3-heptenyl group,
4-heptenyl group, 3-octenyl group, 3-nonenyl group, 4-decenyl
group, 3-undecenyl group, 4-dodecenyl group,
4,8,12-tetradecatrienyl group, etc. The alkenyl group may
optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to 4
substituents as mentioned below, if necessary.
The "alkenylene group" means a straight or branched
divalent hydrocarbon chain having 2 to 12 carbon atoms and
having at least one double bond. The straight chain or branched
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and the straight chain or branched chain alkenylene group having
2 to 4 carbon atoms is more preferable. Examples thereof are
vinylene group, propenylene group, butadienylene group, etc.
If necessary, the alkylene group may optionally be substituted
by 1 to 4 substituents as mentioned below, if necessary.
Where alkenylene groups as defined above attach at two
different carbon atoms of the benzene ring, they form an
annelated five, six or sevenmembered carbocycle (e.g., a fused
benzene ring) together with the carbon atoms to which they are

attached, and may optionally be substituted by,one or more
substituents defined below.
The "alkynyl group" means a straight or branched
monovalent hydrocarbon chain having at least one triple bond.
The preferable alkynyl group is a straight chain or branched

chain alkynyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and the straight
chain or branched chain alkynyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms
is more preferable. Examples thereof are 2-propynyl group,
3-butynyl group, 2-butynyl group, 4-pentynyl group, 3-pentynyl
group, 2-hexynyl group, 3-hexynyl group, 2-heptynyl group,
3-heptynyl group, 4-heptynyl group, 3-octynyl group, 3-nonynyl
group, 4-decynyl group, 3-undecynyl group, 4-dodecynyl group,
etc. The alkynyl group may optionally and independently be
substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as mentioned below, if
necessary.
The "cycloalkyl group" means a monocyclic or bicyclic
monovalent saturated hydrocarbon ring having 3 to 12 carbon
atoms, and the monocyclic saturated hydrocarbon group having
3 to 7 carbon atoms is more preferable. Examples thereof are
a monocyclic alkyl group and a bicyclic alkyl group such as
cyclopropyl group, cyclobutyl group, cyclopentyl group,
cyclohexyl group, cycloheptyl group, cyclooctyl group,
cyclodecyl group, etc. These groups may optionally and
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below, if necessary. The cycloalkyl group may optionally be
condensed with a saturated hydrocarbon ring or an unsaturated
hydrocarbon ring (said saturated hydrocarbon ring and
unsaturated hydrocarbon ring may optionally contain an oxygen

atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom, SO or SO2 within the ring,
if necessary), and the condensed saturated hydrocarbon ring and
the unsaturated hydrocarbon ring may be optionally and
independently be substituted by 1 to 4 substituents'as mentioned
below.
The "cycloalkylidene group" means a monocyclic or
bicyclic divalent saturated hydrocarbon ring having 3 to 12
carbon atoms, and the monocyclic saturated hydrocarbon group
having 3 to 6 carbon atoms is preferable. Examples thereof are
a monocyclic alkylidene group and a bicyclic alkylidene group
such as cyclopropylidene group, cyclobutylidene group,
cyclopentylidine group, cyclohexylidene group, etc. These
groups may optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to
4 substituents as mentioned below, if necessary. Besides, the
cycloalkylidene group may optionally be condensed with a
saturated hydrocarbon ring or an unsaturated hydrocarbon ring
(said saturated hydrocarbon ring and unsaturated hydrocarbon
ring may optionally contain an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom,
a sulfur atom, SO or SO2 within the ring, if necessary), and
the condensed saturated hydrocarbon ring and the unsaturated
hydrocarbon ring may be optionally and independently be

substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as mentioned below.
The "cycloalkenyl group" means a monocyclic or bicyclic
monovalent unsaturated hydrocarbon ring having 4 to 12 carbon
atoms and having at least one double bond. The preferable

cycloalkenyl group is a monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon
group having 4 to 7 carbon atoms. Examples thereof are
monocyclic alkenyl groups such as cyclopentenyl group,
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groups may optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to
4 substituents as mentioned below, if necessary. Besides, the
cycloalkenyl group may optionally be condensed with a saturated
hydrocarbon ring or an unsaturated hydrocarbon ring (said

saturated hydrocarbon ring and unsaturated hydrocarbon ring may
optionally contain an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur
atom, SO or S02 within the ring, if necessary) , and the condensed
saturated hydrocarbon ring and the unsaturated hydrocarbon ring
may be optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to 4
substituents as mentioned below.
The "cycloalkynyl group" means a monocyclic or bicyclic
unsaturated hydrocarbon ring having 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and
having at least one triple bond. The preferable cycloalkynyl
group is a monocyclic unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 6
to 8 carbon atoms. Examples thereof are monocyclic alkynyl
groups such as cyclooctynyl group, cyclodecynyl group. These
groups may optionally be substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as
mentioned below, if necessary. Besides, the cycloalkynyl
group may optionally and independently be condensed with a

saturated hydrocarbon ring or an unsaturated hydrocarbon ring
(said saturated hydrocarbon ring and unsaturated hydrocarbon
ring may optionally contain an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom,
a sulfur atom, SO or SO2 within the ring, if necessary), and
the condensed saturated hydrocarbon ring or the unsaturated
hydrocarbon ring may be optionally and independently be
substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as mentioned below.
The "aryl group" means a monocyclic or bicyclic
monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 10 carbon

atoms. Examples thereof are phenyl group, naphthyl group
(including 1-naphthyl group and 2-naphthyl group). These
groups may optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to
4 substituents as mentioned below, if necessary. Besides, the
aryl group may optionally be condensed with a saturated


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hydrocarbon ring or an unsaturated hydrocarbon ring (said
saturated hydrocarbon ring and unsaturated hydrocarbon ring may
optionally contain an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur
atom, SO or S02 within the ring, if necessary) , and the condensed

saturated hydrocarbon ring or the unsaturated hydrocarbon ring
may be optionally and independently be substituted by 1 to 4
substituents as mentioned below.

The "unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring" means an
unsaturated hydrocarbon ring containing 1-4 heteroatoms

independently selected from a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom and
a sulfur atom, and the preferable one is a 4- to 7-membered
saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon ring contairiing 1-4
heteroatoms independently selected from a nitrogen atom, an
oxygen atom and a sulfur atom. Examples thereof are pyridine,
pyrimidine, pyrazine, furan, thiophene, pyrrole, imidazole,
pyrazole, oxazole, isoxazole, 4,5-dihydrooxazole, thiazole,
isothiazole, thiadiazole, triazole, tetrazole, etc. Among
them, pyridine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, furan, thiophene,
pyrrole, imidazole, oxazole, and thiazole can be preferably
used. The "unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring" may
optionally and independently be substituted by 1-4 substituents
as mentioned below, if necessary.

The "unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring" means
hydrocarbon ring comprised of a saturated or a unsaturated
hydrocarbon ring condensed with the above mentioned unsaturated
monocyclic heterocyclic ring where said saturated hydrocarbon
ring and said unsaturated hydrocarbon ring may optionally
contain an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, a sulfur atom, S0, or
SO2 within the ring, if necessary. The "unsaturated fused

heterobicyclic ring" includes, for example, benzothiophene,
indole, tetrahydrobenzothiophene, benzofuran, isoquinoline,
thienothiophene, thienopyridine, quinoline, indoline,
isoindoline, benzothiazole, benzoxazole, indazole, dihydro-


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isoquinoline, etc. Further, the "heterocyclic ring" also
includes possible N- or S-oxides thereof.

The "heterocyclyl" means a monovalent group of the
above-mentioned unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or
5 unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring and a monovalent group
of the saturated version of the above-mentioned unsaturated
monocyclic heterocyclic or unsaturated fused heterobicyclic
ring. If necessary, the heterocyclyl may optiorially and
independently be substituted by 1 to 4 substituents as mentioned
10 below.
The "alkanoyl group" means a formyl group and ones formed
by binding an "alkyl group" to a carbonyl group.

The "alkoxy group" means ones formed by binding an "alkyl
group" to an oxygen atom.
The substituent for the above each group includes, for
example, a halogen atom (e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine,
iodine) , a nitro group, a cyano group, an oxo group, a hydroxy
group, a mercapto group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, an
alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl
group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, a
cycloalkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclyl group, an
alkoxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an alkynyloxy group, a
cycloalkyloxy group, a cycloalkenyloxy group, a
cycloalkynyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a heterocyclyloxy

group, an alkanoyl group, an alkenylcarbonyl group, an
alkynylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkylcarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyl group, an
arylcarbonyl group, a heterocyclylcarbonyl group, an
alkoxycarbonyl group, an alkenyloxycarbonyl group, an

alkynyloxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkyloxycarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenyloxycarbonyl,group, a cycloalkynyloxycarbonyl
group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a heterocyclyloxycarbonyl
group, an alkanoyloxy group, an alkenylcarbonyloxy group, an


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alkynylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkylcarbonyloxy group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyloxy
group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, a heterocyclylcarbonyloxy
group, an alkylthio group, an alkenylthio group, an alkynylthio

group, a cycloalkylthio group, a cycloalkenylthio group, a
cycloalkynylthio group, an arylthio group, a heterocyclylthio
group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a mono-
or di-alkanoylamino group, a mono- or di-alkoxycarbonylamino
group, a mono- or di-arylcarbonylamino group, an
alkylsulfinylamino group, an alkylsulfonylamino,group, an
arylsulfinylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, a
carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a mono-
or di-arylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an alkenyl-
sulf inyl group, an alkynylsulfinyl group, a cycloalkylsulfinyl
group, a cycloalkenylsulfinyl group, a cycloalkynylsulfinyl
group, an arylsulfinyl group, a heterocyclylsulfinyl group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, an alkenylsulfonyl group, an
alkynylsulfonyl group, a cycloalkylsulfonyl group, a cyclo-
alkenylsulfonyl group, a cycloalkynylsulfonyl group, an aryl-
sulfonyl group, and.a heterocyclylsulfonyl group. Each group
as mentioned above may optionally be substituted by these
substituents.
Further, the terms such as a haloalkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a
halophenyl group, or a haloheterocyclyl group mean an alkyl

group, a lower alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a lower alkoxy group,
a phenyl group or a heterocyclyl group (hereinafter, referred
to as an alkyl group, etc.) being substituted by one or more
halogen atoms, respectively. Preferable ones are an alkyl

group, etc. being substituted by 1 to 7 halogen atoms, and more
preferable ones are an alkyl group, etc. being substituted by
1 to 5 halogen atoms. Similarly, the terms such as a
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alkoxy group, a hydroxy-lower alkoxy group and a hydroxyphenyl
group mean an alkyl group, etc., being substituted by one or
more hydroxy groups. Preferable ones are an alkyl group, etc.,
being substituted by 1 to 4 hydroxy groups, and more preferable

ones are an alkyl group, etc., being substituted by 1 to 2 hydroxy
groups. Further, the terms such as an alkoxyalkyl group, a
lower alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxy-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy-lower alkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, a lower
alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkoxy-lower alkoxy group, a lower

alkoxy-lower alkoxy group, an alkoxyphenyl group,, and a lower
alkoxyphenyl group means an alkyl group, etc., being
substituted by one or more alkoxy groups. Preferable ones are
an alkyl group, etc., being substituted by 1 to 4 alkoxy groups,
and more preferable ones are an alkyl group, etc., being
substituted by 1 to 2 alkoxy groups.

The terms "arylakyl" and "arylalkoxy" as used alone or
as part of another group refer to alkyl and alkoxy groups as
described above having an aryl substituent.

The term "lower" used in the definitions for the formulae
in the present specification means a straight or branched carbon
chain having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, unless defined otherwise.
More preferably, it means a straight or branched carbon chain
having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

The "prodrug" means an ester or carbonate, which is formed
by reacting one or more hydroxy groups of the compound of the
formula I with an acylating agent substituted by an alkyl, an
alkoxy or an aryl by a conventional method to produce acetate,
pivalate, methylcarbonate, benzoate, etc. Further, the

prodrug includes also an ester or amide, which is similarly
formed by reacting one or more hydroxy groups of the compound
of the formula I with an a-amino acid or a(3-amino acid, etc.
using a condensing agent by a conventional method.

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the formula I includes, for example, a salt with an alkali metal
such as lithium, sodium, potassium,etc.; a salt with an
alkaline earth metal such as calcium, magnesium, etc.; a salt
with zinc or aluminum; a salt with an organic base such as

ammonium, choline, diethanolamine, lysine, ethy7enediamine,
t-butylamine, t-octylamine,
tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane, N-methyl glucosamine,
triethanolamine and dehydroabietylamine; a salt'with an
inorganic acid such as hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid,

hydroiodic acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid,
etc. ; or a salt with an organic acid such as formic acid, acetic
acid, propionic acid, oxalic acid, malonic aeid, succinic acid,
fumaric acid, maleic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric
acid, citric acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid,
benzenesulfonic acid, etc. ; or a salt with an acidic amino acid
such as aspartic acid, glutamic acid, etc.
The compound of the present invention also includes a
mixture of stereoisomers, or each pure or substantially pure
isomer. For example, the present compound may optionally have

one or more asymmetric centers at a carbon atom containing any
one of substituents. Therefore, the compound of the formula
I may exist in the form of enantiomer or diastereomer, or a
mixture thereof. When the present compound (I) contains a
double bond, the present compound may exist in the form of

geometric isomerism (cis-compound, trans-compound), and when
the present compound (I) contains an unsaturated bond such as
carbonyl, then the present compound may exist in the form of
a tautomer, and the present compound also includes these isomers
or a mixture thereof. The starting compound in the form of a
racemic mixture, enantiomer or diastereomer may be used in the
processes for preparing the present compound. When the present
compound is obtained in the form of a diastereomer or enantiomer,
they can be separated by a conventional method such as


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chromatography or fractional crystallization.
In addition, the present compound (I) includes an
intramolecular salt, hydrate, solvate or polymorphism thereof.
The optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic

heterocyclic ring of the present invention is an unsaturated
monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may optionally be
substituted by 1-5 substituents selected from the group
consisting of a halogen atom, a nitro group, a cyano group, an
oxo group, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a carboxyl group,
a sulfo group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group,
a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, a cyclo-
alkenyl group, a cycloalkynyl group, an aryl group, a
heterocyclyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an
alkynyloxy group, a cycloalkyloxy group, a cycloalkenyloxy
, .~
group, a cycloalkynyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a hetero-
cyclyloxy group, an alkanoyl group, an alkenylcarbonyl group,
an alkynylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkylcarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyl group, an
arylcarbonyl group, a heterocyclylcarbonyl group, an

alkoxycarbonyl group, an a7 kenyloxycarbonyl group, an
alkynyloxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkyloxycarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenyloxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkynyloxycarbonyl
group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a heterocyclyloxycarbonyl
group, an alkanoyloxy group, an alkenylcarbonyloxy group, an

alkynylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkylcarbonyloxy group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyloxy
group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, a heterocyclylcarbonyloxy
group, an alkylthio group, an alkenylthio group, an alkynylthio
group, a cycloalkylthio group, a cycloalkenylthio group, a

cycloalkynylthio group, an arylthio group, a heterocyclylthio
group, an amino group, a, mono- or di-alkylamino group, a mono-
or di-alkanoylamino group, a mono- or di-alkoxycarbonylamino
group, a mono- or di-arylcarbonylamino group, an


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alkylsulfinylamino group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, an
arylsulfinylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, a
carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a mono-
or di-arylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an alkenyl-
5 sulfinyl group, an alkynylsulfinyl group, a cycloalkylsulfinyl
group, a cycloalkenylsulfinyl group, a cycloalkynylsulfinyl
group, an arylsulfinyl group, a heterocyclylsulfinyl group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, an alkenylsulfonyl group, an
alkynylsulfonyl group, a cycloalkylsulfonyl group, a

10 cycloalkenylsulfonyl group, a cycloalkynylsulforlyl group, an
arylsulfonyl group, and a heterocyclylsulfonyl group wherein
each substituent may optionally be further substituted by these
substituents.
The optionally substituted unsaturated fuse,d
15 heterobicyclic ring of the present invention is an unsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1-5 substituents selected from the group consisting of a
halogen atom, a nitro group, a cyano group, an oxo group, a
hydroxy group, a mercapto group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group,

an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl
group, a cycloalkylidene- methyl group, a cycloalkenyl group,
a cycloalkynyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclyl group, an
alkoxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an alkynyloxy group, a
cycloalkyloxy group, a cycloalkenyloxy group, a

cycloalkynyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a heterocyclyloxy
group, an alkanoyl group, an alkenylcarbonyl group, an
alkynylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkylcarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenyl- carbonyl group, a cycloalkynyl- carbonyl group,
an arylcarbonyl group, a heterocyclylcarbonyl group, an

alkoxycarbonyl group, an alkenyloxycarbonyl group, an
alkynyloxy- carbonyl group, a cycloalkyloxycarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenyloxy- carbonyl group, a cycloalkynyloxycarbonyl
group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a heterocyclyloxycarbonyl


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group, an alkanoyloxy group, an alkenylcarbonyloxy group, an
alkynylcarbonyloxy group, a cyclo- alkylcarbonyloxy group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyloxy group, a cyclo- alkynylcarbonyloxy
group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, a heterocyclyl- carbonyloxy

group, an alkylthio group, an alkenylthio group, an alkynylthio
group, a cycloalkylthio group, a cycloalkenylthio group, a
cycloalkynylthio group, an arylthio group, a heterocyclylthio
group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a mono-
or di-alkanoyl- amino group, a mono- or di-alkoxycarbonylamino
group, a mono- or di-arylcarbonylamino group, ap
alkylsulfinylamino group, an alkyl- sulfonylamino group, an
arylsulfinylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, a
carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a mono-
or di-arylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an
alkenylsulfinyl group, an alkynylsulfinyl group, a
cycloalkylsulfinyl group, a cyclo- alkenylsulfinyl group, a
cycloalkynylsulfinyl group, an arylsulfinyl group, a
heterocyclylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an
alkenylsulfonyl group, an alkynylsulfonyl group, a

cycloalkylsulfonyl.group, a cyclo- alkenylsulfonyl group, a
cycloalkynylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, and a
heterocyclylsulfonyl group, wherein each substituent may
optionally be further substituted by these substituents.

The optionally substituted benzene ring of the present
invention is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1-5 substituents selected from the group consisting of a
halogen atom, a nitro group, a cyano group, a hydroxy group,
a mercapto group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, an alkyl group,
an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a

cycloalkylidenemethyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, a
cycloalkynyl group, anlaryl group, a heterocyclyl group, an
alkoxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an alkynyloxy group, a
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cycloalkynyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a heterocyclyloxy
group, an alkanoyl group, an alkenylcarbonyl group, an
alkynylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkylcarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyl group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyl group, an

arylcarbonyl group, a heterocyclylcarbonyl group, an
alkoxycarbonyl group, an alkenyloxycarbonyl group, an
alkynyloxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkyloxycarbonyl group, a
cycloalkenyloxycarbonyl group, a cycloalkynyloxycarbonyl
group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a heterocyclyloxycarbonyl

group, an alkanoyloxy group, an alkenylcarbonylpxy group, an
alkynylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkylcarbonyloxy group, a
cycloalkenylcarbonyloxy group, a cycloalkynylcarbonyloxy
group, an arylcarbonyloxy group, a heterocyclylcarbonyloxy
group, an.alkylthio group, an alkenylthio group, an alkynylthio
group, a cycloalkylthio group, a cycloalkenylthio group, a
cycloalkynylthio group, an arylthio group, a heterocyclylthio
group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a mono-
or di-alkanoylamino group, a mono- or di-alkoxycarbonylamino
group, a mono- or di-arylcarbonylamino group, an

alkylsulfinylamino group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, an
arylsulfinylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, a
carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a mono-
or di-arylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an
alkenylsulfinyl group, an alkynylsulfinyl group, a

cycloalkylsulfinyl group, a cycloalkenylsulfinyl group, a
cycloalkynylsulfinyl group, an arylsulfinyl group, a
heterocyclylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an
alkenylsulfonyl group, an alkynylsulfonyl group, a
cycloalkylsulfonyl group, a cycloalkenylsulfonyl group,, a

cycloalkynylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, and a
heterocyclylsulfonyl group, an alkylene group, an alkyleneoxy
group, an alkylenedioxy group, and an alkenylene group wherein
each substituent may optionally be further substituted by these


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substituents. Moreover, the optionally substituted benzene
ring includes a benzene ring substituted with an alkylene group
to form an annelated carbocycle together with the carbon atoms
to which they are attached, and also includes a benzene ring

substituted with an alkenylene group to form an'annelated
carbocycle such as a fused benzene ring together with the carbon
atoms to which they are attached.

The optionally substituted unsaturated mofnocyclic
heterocyclic ring is preferably an unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3

substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an alkyl'group, a
haloalkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a hydroxyalkyl group, an
alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an
alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl
group, a cycloalkenyl group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryl
group, an aryloxy group, an arylalkoxy group, a cyano group,
a nitro group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group,
an alkanoylamino group, an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a
carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a
mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkanoyl group, an
alkylsulfonylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, an
alkylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl
group, a heterocyclyl group, and an oxo group.

The optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring is preferably an unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3
substituents independently selected from the group consisting
of a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an alkyl
group, a haloalkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a hydroxyalkyl
group, an alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkenyl
group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
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alkyloxy group, an aryl group, an aryloxy group, an arylalkoxy
group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, a mono-
or di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group, an
alkoxycarbonylamino group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl

group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkanoyl group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, an
arylsulfonylamino group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl

group, and an oxo group.
The optionally substituted benzene ring is,preferably a
benzene ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3
substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an alkyl group, a
haloalkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a hydroxyalkyl group, an
alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkenyl group, an
alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl
group, a cycloalkenyl group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryl
group, an aryloxy group, an arylalkoxy group, a cyano group,
a nitro group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group,
an alkanoylamino group, an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a
carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a
mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkanoyl group, an
alkylsulfonylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group, an
alkylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl

group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group, an alkyleneoxy
group, an alkylenedioxy group, and an alkenylene group.

In another preferable embodiment, the optionally
substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring is an
unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may optionally

be substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from
the group consisting of a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano
group, a nitro group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an
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group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl group, an alkylthio group,
an alkylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group,
a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group, an
alkoxycarbonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or
5 di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkylsufonylamino group, a phenyl group, a phenoxy group,
a phenylsulfonylamino group, a phenylsulfonyl group, a
heterocyclyl group, and an oxo group;
10 the optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ringis an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring
which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a hydroxy
group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl
15 group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkylthio
group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino
group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group,
an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or
20 di-alkyl- sulfamoyl group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkanoyl group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, a phenyl group,
a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group, phenylsulfonyl
group, a heterocyclyl group, and an oxo group; and
the optionally substituted benzene ring.is a benzene ring
which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl
group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group,

a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
group, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group,
an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino
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a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a
carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a
mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group,
a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group,

a phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group,
and an alkenylene group;

wherein each of the above-mentioned substituents on the
unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, the uinsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring and the benzene ring may further be
substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from
the group consisting of a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano
group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a
haloalkoxy group, an alkanoyl group, an alkylthio group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group,,, a carboxyl
rou an alkox carbon 1 rou a hen 1 rou an alk leneox
g P~ Y Y g P~ p Y g p~ Y Y
group, an alkylenedioxy group, and an oxo group.

As a preferable embodiment, there is mentioned a compound
in which the optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic
ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group,
an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a carboxyl group, an
alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a phenyl group, a heterocyclyl group,
and an oxo group;

the optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring
which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents

independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
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an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a carboxy group, an
alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a phenyl group, a heterocyclyl group,
and an oxo group; and

the optionally substituted benzene ring is a benzene ring
which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group,
an alkoxycarbonylamino group, a carboxyl group, an
alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, a phenyl group, a heterocyclyl group,
an alkylene group, and an alkenylene group;

wherein each of the above-mentioned substituents on the
unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring, the unsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring and the benzene ring may further be
substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from
the group consisting of a halogen atom, a cyano group, an alkyl
group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a haloalkoxy group,
an alkanoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a carboxyl
group, a hydroxy group, a phenyl group, an alkylenedioxy group,
an alkyleneoxy group, and an alkoxycarbonyl group.
As another preferable embodiments, there are mentioned
(1) a compound in which Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic
heterocyclic ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3
substituents, independently selected from the group consisting
of a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group,
an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl
group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an
alkanoyl qroup, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group,

an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino
group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group,
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a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoylgroup, an alkylsufonylamino group,
a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group,
a phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, and an oxo group,
and
Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring,
an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or a benzene ring,
each of which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl
group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group,
a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
group, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group,
an alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group,
a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a
carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a
mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group,
a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group,
a phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group,
and an alkenylene group;
(2) a compound in which Ring A is a benzene ring which may
optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a hydroxy
group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl
group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl group,
an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group, analkylsulfinyl group,
an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an
alkanoylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkylsufonylamino group, a phenyl group, a phenoxy group,
a phenylsulfonylamino group, a phenylsulfonyl group, a
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and
Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or
an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may
optionally be substituted by.1-3 substituents, independently
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a hydroxy
group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl
group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl group,
an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an alkylsulfinyl group,
an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, a
sulf amoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a carboxyl
group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group, a phenyl
group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group, a
phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group
and an oxo group; and

(3) a compound in which Ring A is an unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring which may optionally be substituted by 1-3
substituents, independently selected from the group consisting
of a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group,
an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl
group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an
alkanoyl group, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group,
analkylsulfinylgroup, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino
group, a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group,
a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group,
a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group,
a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group,
a phenylsulfonyl group, a heterocyclyl group, and an oxo group,
and

Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring,
an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, or a benzene ring,
each of which may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,


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independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an alkyl
group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group,
a cycloalkylidenemethyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkanoyl
5 group, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an
alkylsulfinyl group, an amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group,
a sulfamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylsulfamoyl group, a
carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a
mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkylsufonylamino group,
10 a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylsulfonylamino group,
a phenylsulf onyl group, a heterocyclyl group, an alkylene group
and an oxo group;

wherein each of the above-mentioned substituents on Ring
A and Ring B may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
15 independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy
group, a haloalkoxy group, an alkanoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylamino group, a carboxyl group, a.hydroxy group, a
phenyl group, an alkylenedioxy group, an alkyleneoxy group, and
20 an alkoxycarbonyl group.
As more preferable embodiments, there is mentioned a
compound in which Ring A and Ring B are
(1) Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
25 group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or an
oxo group, and Ring B is (a) a benzene ring which may optionally
be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a lower alkyl
group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a
halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a
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a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
(b) an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a group selected from a halogen

atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a mo- or
di-lower alkylamino group, a phenyl group which may be
substituted with a halogen atom, cyano group, a'lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-

or di-lower alkylamino group; and a heterocyclyl group which
may optionally be substituted with a group selected from a
halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower
alkylamino group; or (c) an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic

ring which may optionally be substituted by a group selected
from a halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a
halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower
alkoxy group, a mo- or di-lower alkylamino group, a phenyl group
which may be substituted with a halogen atom, cyano group, a
lower alkyl group,,a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; and a
heterocyclyl group which may optionally be substituted with a
group selected from a halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-

or di-lower alkylamino group;
(2) Ring A is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, a phenyl group, or a lower alkenylene group,
and Ring B is (a) an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring

which may optionally be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano
group; a lower alkyl gr,oup; a halo-lower alkyl group; a
phenyl-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a halo-lower
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group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,
a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a
heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,

a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
(b) an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a group selected from a halogen
atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a phenyl-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group,,a halo-lower
alkoxy group, a mo- or di-lower alkylamino group, a phenyl group
which may be substituted with a halogen atom, cyario group, a
lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; and a

heterocyclyl group which may optionally be substituted with a
group selected from a halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group; or
(3) Ring A is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or an
oxo group, and Ring B is (a) a benzene ring which may optionally
be substituted by a group selected from a halogen atom, cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a mo- or di-lower
alkylamino group, a phenyl group which may be substituted with
a halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower
alkylamino group; and a heterocyclyl group which may optionally

be substituted with a group selected from a halogen atom, cyano
group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; (b) an
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be substituted by a halogen atom; a cyano group; a lower alkyl
group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a
halo-lower alkoxy group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;
a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano

group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a
heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower 'alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group;

or (c) an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring,which may
optionally be substituted by a group selected from a halogen
atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a mo- or
di-lower alkylamino group, a phenyl group which may be

substituted with a halogen atom, cyano group,, a lower alkyl
group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group; and a heterocyclyl group which
may optionally be substituted with a group selected from a
halogen atom, cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower
alkylamino group.
In another preferable embodiment, there is mentioned a
compound of the formula I, wherein Y is -CH2- and is linked at
the 3-position of Ring A, with respect to X being the 1-position,
Ring A is a benzene ring which is substituted by 1-3 substituents
selected from the group consisting of a lower alkyl group, a
halo-lower alkyl group, a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group,
a phenyl group, and a lower alkenylene group, and Ring B is an
unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an unsaturated

fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may be substituted by
1-3 substituents selected from the group consisting of a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a phenyl-lower alkyl
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group, a phenyl group, a halophenyl group, a cyanophenyl group,
a lower alkylphenyl group, a halo-lower alkylphenyl group, a
lower alkoxyphenyl group, a halo-lower alkoxy phenyl group, a
lower alkylenedioxyphenyl group, a lower alkyleneoxy phenyl

group, a mono- or di-lower alkylaminophenyl group, a
heterocyclyl group, a haloheterocyclyl group, a
cyanoheterocyclyl group, a lower alkylheterocyclyl group, a
lower alkoxyheterocyclyl group, and a mono- or di-lower
alkylaminoheterocycyclyl group.
In yet another preferable embodiment, there is mentioned
a compound of the formula I wherein Y is -CH2- and is linked
at the 3-position of Ring A, with respect . to X being the
1-position, Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic
ring which may be substituted by 1-3 substituents selected from
, .,
the group consisting of a lower alkyl group, a halogen atom,
a lower alkoxy group, and an oxo group, and Ring B is a benzene
ring which may be substituted by 1-3 substituents selected from
the group consisting of a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl
group, a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group, , a halo-lower

alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a halophenyl group, a cyanophenyl
group, a lower alkylphenyl group, a halo-lower alkylphenyl
group, a lower alkoxyphenyl group, a heterocyclyl group, a
haloheterocyclyl group, and a lower alkylheterocyclyl group.

Further, as another preferable embodiment, there is
mentioned a compound of formula I wherein Y is -CH2- and is
linked at the 3-position of Ring A, with respect to X being the
1-position, Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic
ring which may be substituted by 1-3 substituents selected from
the group consisting of a lower alkyl group, a halogen atom,

a lower alkoxy group, and an oxo group, and Ring B is an
unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an unsaturated
fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may be substituted by
1-3 substituents selected from the group consisting of a lower


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alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a halogen atom, a lower
alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a
halophenyl group, a cyanophenyl group, a lower alkylphenyl
group, a halo-lower alkylphenyl group, a lower alkoxyphenyl

5 group, a halo-lower alkoxyphenyl group, a heterocyclyl group,
a haloheterocyclyl group, a cyanoheterocyclyl group, a lower
alkylheterocyclyl group, a lower alkoxyheterocyclyl group, and
a lower alkoxyheterocyclyl group
As a more preferable compound, a compound in which X is
10 a carbon atom and Y is -CH2- is mentioned.
Further, as another preferable compound, there is
mentioned a compound in which Ring A and Ring B are
(1) Ring A is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from jthe group
15 consisting of a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group, a lower
alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom or a lower
alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkoxy group, a phenyl
group, and a lower alkenylene group, and
20 Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may
optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom; a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower

25 alkoxy group or a phenyl group; a lower alkoxy group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group; a
cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy group; a phenyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or

30 a halo-lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower
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(2) Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a lower

alkoxy group, a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by
a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkoxy group, and an oxo group, and

Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be- substituted
by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from the group
consisting of a halogen atom; a lower alkyl group optionally

substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group or a phenyl
group; a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom or a lower alkoxy group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; a
heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; a lower
alkylene group,
(3) Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen

atom or a lower alkoxy group, a lower alkoxy group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group, a
cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkoxy group, and an oxo group,
Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may

optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom; a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower
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substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group; a
cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy group; a phenyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or

a halo-lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower
alkoxy group; and an oxo group;
(4) Ring A is an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a lower
alkoxy group, a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by
a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkoxy group, and an oxo group,
Ring B is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted
by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from the group
consisting of a halogen atom; a lower alkyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group or a phenyl
group; a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom or a lower alkoxy group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; a

heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower alkoxy group; and a lower
alkylene group, or

(5) Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which
may optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents,
independently selected from the group consisting of a hal-ogen
atom, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a lower
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a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkoxy group, and an oxo group,
Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring, each of which may

optionally be substituted by 1-3 substituents, i'ndependently
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom; a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower
alkoxy group or a phenyl group; a lower alkoxy groidp optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or a lower alkoxy group; a
cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkoxy group; a phenyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or
a halo-lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or a halo-lower
alkoxy group; and an oxo group.
Preferred is a compound wherein Y is linked at the
3-position of Ring A, with respect to X being the 1-position,
Ring A is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted

by a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted
by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group, or a phenyl group, and
Ring B is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring or an
unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring which may optionally be
substituted by 1-3 substituents, independently selected from

the group consisting of a halogen atom; a lower alkyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom or a phenyl group; a
lower alkoxy group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by
a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group; a heterocyclyl group

optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group;
and an oxo group.
Preferred is a compound wherein Y is linked at the


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3-position of Ring A, with respect to X being the 1-position,
Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic ring which may
optionally be substituted by a substituent selected from a
halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, and an oxo group, and Ring

B is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted by a
substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen
atom; a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom or a phenyl group; a lower alkoxy group; a phenyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group;
a heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
or a lower alkoxy group; and a lower alkylene group.
Preferable unsaturated monocyclic heterocyc,lic ring
includes a 5- or 6-membered unsaturated heterocyclic ring
containing 1 or 2 hetero atoms independently selected from a
nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, and a sulfur atom. More
specifically, preferred are furan, thiophene, oxazole,
isoxazole, triazole, tetrazole, pyrazole, pyridine,
pyrimidine, pyrazine, dihydroisoxazole, dihydropyridine and
tetrazole. Preferable unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring
includes a 9- or 10-membered unsaturated fused heterocyclic
ring containing 1 to 4 hetero atoms independently selected from
a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, and a sulfur atom. More

specifically, preferred are indoline, isoindoline,
benzothiazole, benzoxazole, indole, indazole, quinoline,
isoquinoline, benzothiophene, benzofuran, thienothiophene,
and dihydroisoquinoline.
More preferred compounds include a compound wherein Ring
A is a benzene ring which may optionally be substituted by a
substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom,
a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group, and a phenyl group, and Ring B is a heterocyclic ring


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selected from the group consisting of thiophene, furan,
benzofuran, benzothiophene, and benzothiazole, wherein the
heterocyclic ring may optionally be substituted by a
substituent selected from the following group: a halogen atom,

5 a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a phenyl-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower
alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a halophenyl group, a lower
alkylphenyl group, a lower alkoxyphenyl group, a thienyl group,
a halothienyl group, a pyridyl group, a halopyridyl group, and
10 a thiazolyl group.
Another preferred compounds include a compound wherein
Y is -CH2-, Ring A is an unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic
ring or an unsaturated fused heterobicyclic ring selected from
the group consisting of thiophene, dihydroisoquinpline,
15 dihydroisoxazole, triazole, pyrazole, dihydropyridine,
dihydroindole, indole, indazole, pyridine, pyrimidine,
pyrazine, quinoline, and a isoindoline, wherein the
heterocyclic ring may optionally substituted by a substituent
selected from the following group: a halogen atom, a lower alkyl

20 group, and an oxo group, and Ring B is a benzene ring which may
optionally be substituted by a substituent selected from the
following group: a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a
halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, and a halo-lower
alkoxy group.
25 Further, a preferable compound of the formula I includes
a compound wherein Ring A is

R1a R2b R1b
2a\ x-, ~\
R i
R 3a 3b I
or R

wherein Rla, R2a~ R3a~ RlbR2b, and R3b
are each independently a
hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group,
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hydroxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group,
an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a
cycloalkylidenemethyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, a
cycloalkyloxy group, a phenyl group, a phenylalkoxy group, a
cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, a m no- or
di-alkylamino group, an alkanoylamino group, a carboxyl group,
an alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or
di-alkylcarbamoyl group, an alkanoyl group, an '
alkylsulfonylamino group, a phenylsulfonylamino group, an

alkylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, or,a
phenylsulfonyl group, and

Ring B is

S R4a S \~R4b Cni. R4c
I I
R5a r R5b or S R5c

wherein R4a and R5aare each independently a hydrogen atom; a
halogen atom; a hydroxy group; an alkoxy group; an alkyl group;
a haloalkyl group; a haloalkoxy group; a hydroxyalkyl group;
an alkoxyalkyl group; a phenylalkyl group; an alkoxyalkoxy
group; a hydroxyalkoxy group; an alkenyl group; an alkynyl
group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkylidenemethyl group; a

cycloalkenyl group; a cycloalkyloxy group; a phenyloxy group;
a phenylalkoxy group; a cyano group; a nitro group; an amino
group; a mono- or di-alkylamino group; an alkanoylamino group;
a carboxyl group; an alkoxycarbonyl group; a carbamoyl group;
a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group; an alkanoyl group; an

alkylsulfonylamino group; a phenylsulfonylamino group; an
alkylsulfinyl group; an alkylsulfonyl group; a phenylsulfonyl
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group,
a haloalkoxy group, an 'alkylenedioxy group, an alkyleneoxy

group, or a mono- or di-alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl
group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,


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an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group or a
haloalkoxy group, or R4a and R5a are bonded to each other at
the terminals thereof to form an alkylene group; and
R4b, R5b' R 4c and R5o are each independently a hydrogen atom; a
halogen atom; a hydroxy group; an alkoxy group; an alkyl group;
a haloalkyl group; a haloalkoxy group; a hydroxyalkyl group;
an alkoxyalkyl group; a phenylalkyl group; an alkoxyalkoxy
group; a hydroxyalkoxy group; an alkenyl group;'an alkynyl
group; a cycloalkyl group; a cycloalkylidenemethyl group; a

cycloalkenyl group; a cycloalkyloxy group; a phenyloxy group;
a phenylalkoxy group; a cyano group; a nitro group; an amino
group; a mono- or di-alkylamino group; an alkanoylamino group;
a carboxyl group; an alkoxycarbonyl group; a carbamoyl group;
a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group; an alkanoyl gFoup; an
alkylsulfonylamino group; a phenylsulfonylamino group; an
alkylsulfinyl group; an alkylsulfonyl group; a phenylsulfonyl
group; a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom,
a cyano group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group,
a haloalkoxy group, a methylenedioxy group, an ethyleneoxy

group, or a mono- or di-alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl
group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group,
an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group or a
haloalkoxy group.
More preferred is a compound wherein R1a, R2a, R3a, Rib~
R2b, and R3b are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower
alkoxy group, or a phenyl group;
R4a and R5aare each independently a hydrogen atom; a halogen
atom; a lower alkyl group; a halo-lower alkyl group; a

phenyl-lower alkyl group; a phenyl group optionally substituted
by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a
halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower
alkoxy group, a methylenedioxy group, an ethyleneoxy group, or


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a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a
lower alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group, or R4a and R5a are
bonded to each other at the terminals thereof to form a lower
alkylene group; and
R4b~ RSb~ R4o and R5o are each independently a hydrogen atom, a
halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a halo-lower alkoxy group.
Further preferred is a compound in which Ring B is
S R4a

R5a

wherein R4a is a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl
group, a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, a
methylenedioxy group, an ethyleneoxy group, or a mono- or
di-lower alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group optionally
substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
or a lower alkoxy group, and
R5a is a hydrogen atom, or
R4a and R5a are bonded to each other at the terminals thereof
to form a lower alkylene group.
Further more preferred is a compound in which Ring A is
R1a
R2a
R3a
wherein Rla is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or a lower

alkoxy group, and R2a and R3a are hydrogen atoms; and Ring B is
S R4a
~ ( =
R5a

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substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group, and a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group

optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano ggroup, a lower
alkyl group, or a lower alkoxy group, and R5a is a hydrogen atom,
and Y is -CH2- .

In another preferable embodiment of the present
invention, a preferable compound can be represented by the
following formula IA:

RA
S
RB
Rcu O .~~O (IA)

HO OH
OH
wherein RA is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group or a lower
alkoxy group; RB is a phenyl group optionally substituted by
a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower
alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy group,
or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group; or a heterocyclyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group,
a halo-lower alkoxy group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylamino

group; and Rc is hydrogen atom; or RB and Rc taken together are
a fused benzene ring which may be substituted by a halogen atom,
a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy
group or a halo-lower alkoxy group.
Among them, a compound in which RB is a phenyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group or
a halo-lower alkoxy group; or a heterocyclyl group optionally


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substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group,
or a lower alkoxy group is preferred.
A preferred heterocyclyl group includes a 5- or
6-membered heterocyclyl group containing 1 or 2 hetero atoms
5 independently selected from the group consisting of a nitrogen

atom, an oxygen atom, and a sulfur atom, or a 9- or 10-membered
heterocyclyl group containing 1 to 4 hetero atoms independently
selected from the group consisting of a nitrogen atom, an oxygen
atom, and a sulfur atom. Specifically, a thienyl group, a

10 pyridyl group, a pyrimidyl group, a pyrazinyl group, pyrazolyl
group, a thiazolyl group, a quinolyl group, and a tetrazolyl
group are preferred.
In another preferable embodiment of the present invention,
preferred is a compound in which Ring A is
, .>
Rla
R2a
R3a
wherein Rla is a halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or a lower
alkoxy group, and R?a and R3a are hydrogen atoms; and Ring B is
S R4b

R5b
wherein R9b and R5b are each independently a hydrogen atom, a
halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
a lower alkoxy group, or a halo-lower alkoxy group.
Another preferable embodiment includes a compound
represented by the following formula IB:


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0

~
.
::cc
Rio
O (IB)
HO OH
OH
wherein R8, R9 and R10 are each independently a hydrogen atom,
a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an alkyl group,
a haloalkyl group, a haloalkoxy group, a hydroxyalkyl group,
an alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkenyl group,
an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl
group, a cycloalkenyl group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryloxy
group, an arylalkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an
amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an.'
alkylcarbonylamino group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkanoyl group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, an

arylsulfonylamino group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, or an_arylsulfonyl group; and
a group represented by:
0
R 6
Ni
I
R7 / R 8
is
O O
R6a N ~ R 6b
\ N ~
7a 8 8
R R R7b R
or
wherein R6a and R7a are each independently a hydrogen atom, a
halogen atom, a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an alkyl group,
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an alkoxyalkyl group, an alkoxyalkoxy group, an alkenyl group,
an alkynyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkylidenemethyl
group, a cycloalkenyl group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryloxy
group, an arylalkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an

amino group, a mono- or di-alkylamino group, an
alkylcarbonylamino group, a carboxyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a mono- or di-alkylcarbamoyl group,
an alkanoyl group, an alkylsulfonylamino group, an
arylsulfonylamino group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an
alkylsulfonyl group, or an arylsulfonyl group and R6b and R7b
are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl
group, a haloalkyl group, or an alkoxy group.
Among the compounds represented by the formula IB, more
preferred is a compound in which R8, R9 and R10 are each
independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a lower alkyl
group, a cycloalkyl group, a hydroxy-lower alkyl group, a
_halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy-lower alkyl group, a
lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, a halo-lower alkoxy
group, or a lower alkoxy-lower alkoxy group, and
a group represented by:
0
R6 N

R7 R 8
is
0
R6a

4j"R R 7a $

wherein R6a, R7a are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen
atom, a lower alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a hydroxy-lower
alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy-lower
alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, a


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halo-lower alkoxy group, or a lower alkoxy-lower alkoxy group,
or a group represented by:
0
R6 Ni
.
I
R7 / R 8
is

R6b O
\' N
. ~
R7b /` / R8

wherein R6b and R7b are each independently a hydrogen atom, a
halogen atom, a lower alkyl group, a halo-lower alkyl group,
or a lower alkoxy group.
Another preferable embodiment includes a'compound
represented by the following formula IC:

Znw.,,,,\O IC HO OH

Wherein Ring B' is an optionally substituted benzene ring, an
optionally substituted unsaturated monocyclic heterocyclic
ring, or an optionally substituted unsaturated fused
heterobicyclic ring.

Preferable examples of Ring B' include a benzene ring
and a heterocyclic ring, both of which may have a substituent (s)
selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom; a cyano
group; a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen

atom; a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom; a lower alkanoyl group; a mono- or di-lower alkylamino
group; a lower alkoxycarbonyl group; a carbamoyl group; a mono-


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or di-lower alkylcarbamoyl group; a phenyl group optionally
substituted by a substituent (s) selected from a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a lower alkyl group optionally substituted by
a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group optionally substituted by

a halogen atom, a lower alkanoyl group, a mono- or di-lower
alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl
group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylcarbamoyl group; a
heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by a substituent(s)
selected from a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a loweralkoxy group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkanoyl group,
a mono- or di-lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, or a mono- or di-lower alkylcarbamoyl
group; an alkylene group; and an oxo group.
More preferable examples of Ring B' include a benzene
ring which may be substituted by a substituent selected from
the group consisting of a halogen atom; a cyano group; a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom; a lower
alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom; a mono-
or di-lower alkylamino group; a phenyl group optionally

substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower alkyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower alkoxy group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom; a heterocyclyl group
optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a cyano group, a lower
alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, a lower
alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom.
Preferred compound of the present invention may be

selected from the following group:
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-ethylbenzo[b]thiophen-
2-ylmethyl)benzene;
1- ( P-D-glucopyranosyl ) -'4-chloro-3- [ 5- ( 5-thiazolyl ) -2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl-


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methyl)benzene;
1-([i-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-
5 thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;
10 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(4-cyanophenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-
2-thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-[5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-
15 2-thienylmethyl]benzene;
1-([i-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-[5-(3-difluoromethyl-
phenyl)-2-thienylmethyl]benzene;
the pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and

the prodrug thereof.
20 The compound (I) of the present invention exhibits an
excellent inhibitory activity against sodium-dependent
glucose transporter, and an excellent blood glucose lowering
effect. Therefore, the compound of the present invention is
useful in the treatment or the prophylaxis of diabetes mellitus

25 (type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, etc.) or diabetic
complications (such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic
neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, or is useful in the treatment
of postprandial hyperglycemia.

The compound (I) of the present invention or a

30 pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof may be administered
either orally or parenterally, and can be used in the form of
a suitable pharmaceutical preparation. Suitable
pharmaceutical preparation for oral administration includes,


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for example, solid preparation such as tablets, granules,
capsules, powders, etc., or solution preparations, suspension
preparations, or emulsion preparations, etc. Suitable
pharmaceutical preparation for parenteral administration

includes, for example, suppositories; injection preparations
and intravenous drip preparations using distilled water for
injection, physiological saline solution or aqueous glucose
solution; or inhalant preparations.
The dosage of the present compound (I) or a
pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof may vary,according to
the administration routes, ages, body weight, conditions of a
patient, or kinds and severity of a disease to be treated, and
it is usually in the range of about 0.1 to 50 mg/kg/day,
preferably in the range of about 0.1 to 30 mg/kg/day.
The compound of the formula I may be used, if necessary,
in combination with one or more of other antidiabetic agents
and/or one or more agents for treatment of other diseases. The
present compound and these other agents may be administered in
the same dosage form, or in a separate oral dosage form or by
injection.
The other antidiabetic agents include, for example,
antidiabetic or antihyperglycemic agents including insulin,
insulin secretagogues, or insulin sensitizers, or other
antidiabetic agents having an action mechanism different from

SGLT inhibition, and 1, 2, 3 or 4 of these other antidiabetic
agents may preferably be used. Concrete examples thereof are
biguanide compounds, sulfonylurea compounds, a-glucosidase
inhibitors, PPARy agonists (e.g., thiazolidinedione
compounds), PPARa/y dual agonists, dipeptidyl peptidase IV
(DPP4) inhibitors, mitiglinide compounds, and/or nateglinide
compounds, and insulin, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), PTP1B
inhibitors, glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors, RXR modulators,
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The agents for treatment of other diseases include, for
example, an anti-obesity agent, an antihypertensive agent, an
antiplatelet agent, an anti-atherosclerotic agent and/or a
hypolipidemic agent.
The SGLT inhibitors of the formula I may be used in
combination with agentsfor treatment of diabetic complications,
if necessary. These agents include, for example, PKC
inhibitors and/or ACE inhibitors.
The dosage of those agents may vary according to ages,
body weight, and conditions of patients, and administration
routes, dosage forms, etc.
These pharmaceutical compositions may be orally
administered to mammalian species including human beings, apes,
dogs, etc., for example, in the dosage form of tablet, capsule,

granule or powder, or parenterally administered in the form of
injection preparation, or intranasally, or in the form of
transdermal patch.

The present compound of the formula I may be prepared by
the following Processes.

Process 1
The compound of the formula I may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:

(;X~Y_(B) (;X~Y_(~)
O .o~~OR1 1a O ...NOH
ONOO HO
ORIlb OH
ORIlO OH
(11) (1)
wherein Rlla is a hydrogen atom or a protecting group for a hydroxy
group, and Rllb, Rll and Rtld are each independently a protecting
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above.
The compound of the formula I may be prepared by
deprotecting the compound of the formula II.

In the compound of the formula II, the protecting group
for hydroxy group may be any conventional protecting groups,
and a benzyl group, an acetyl group, and an alkylsily group such
as a trimethylsilyl group may be used. Further, the protecting
group for hydroxy group may form acetal or silylacetal together
with adjacent hydroxy groups. Examples of such protecting
group include an alkylidene group such as an isppropylidene
group, a sec-butylidene group, etc., a benzylidene group, or
a dialkylsilylene group such as di-tert-butylsilylene group,
etc., which can be formed, for example, by combining R11c and
Rlla at the terminal thereof.

The deprotection can be carried out according to the kinds
of protecting group to be removed, for example, by conventional
_processes such as reduction, hydrolysis, acid treatment,
fluoride treatment, etc.
For example, when a benzyl group is to be removed, the
deprotection can be carried out by (1) catalytic reduction using
a palladium catalyst (e.g., palladium-carbon, palladium
hydroxide) under hydrogen atmosphere in a suitable solvent
(e.g., methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate); (2) treatment with
an dealkylating agent such as boron tribromide, boron

trichloride, boron trichloride = dimethylsulfide complex, or
iodotrimethylsilane in a suitable solvent (e.g.,
dichloromethane) ; or (3) treatment with a lower alkylthiol such
as ethanethiol in the presence of a Lewis acid (e.g., boron
trifluoride= diethyl ether complex) in a suitable solvent (e.g.,
dichloromethane).
When a protecting,group is removed by hydrolysis, the
hydrolysis can be carried out by treating the compound of
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hydroxide, lithium hydroxide, sodium methoxide, sodium
ethoxide, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., tetrahydrofuran,
dioxane, methanol, ethanol, water, etc.).
Acid treatment can be carried out by treating the compound
of formula II with an acid (e.g., hydrochloric acid,
p-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid, trifluoroacetic
acid, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., methanol, ethanol,
etc.).
In case of the fluoride treatment, it can be carried out
by treating the compound of formula II with a fluoride (e . g. ,
hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen fluoride-pyridine,
tetrabutylammonium fluoride, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g.,
acetic acid, a lower alcohol (methanol, ethanol, etc.),
acetonitrile, tetrahydrofuran, etc.).
The deprotection reaction can be preferably carried out
under cooling or with heating, for example, at a temperature
of from 0 C to 50 C, more preferably at a temperature of from
0 C to room temperature.

Process 2
The compound of the formula I wherein X is a carbon atom
may be prepared by a method as shown in the following scheme:
A Y B Y B
C OR12 C
O .0,~~OH O o~~OH
HO OH HO OH
OH OH
(III) (I-a)

wherein R1` is a lower alkyl group, and other symbols are as
defined above.
The compound of theX ormula I-a may be prepared by reducing
the compound of the formula III.
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reagent, in the presence of an acid, in a suitable solvent or
in the absence of a solvent.

As the acid, for example, a Lewis acid such as boron
trifluoride = diethyl ether complex, titanium tetrachloride,
5 etc., and a strong organic acid such as trifluoroacetic acid,
methanesulfonic acid, etc., may preferably be used.

As the silane reagent, for example, a trialkylsilane such
as triethylsilane, triisopropylsilane, etc. may preferably be
used.
10 As the solvent, any kind,s of solvent may be,used as long
as it does not affect the reaction, and for example,
acetonitrile, dichloromethane, or an
acetonitrile/dichloromethane mixture may preferably be used.
Process 3
, .,
15 The compound of the formula I wherein X is a carbon atom
may be prepared by a method as shown in the following scheme:
OH
A CH-(CH2)n-1 B A (CH2)n
C OR12 C
O ..~~OH O ..~~OH
HO OH HO OH
OH (IV) OH (I-b)

wherein the symbols are as defined above.

Namely, the compound of the formula I-b may be prepared
20 by reducing the compound of the formula IV.

The reduction can be carried out in a manner similar to
Process 2. In other words, it can be carried out by treatment
with a silane reagent (e.g., triethylsilane, etc.), in the
presence of a Lewis acid (e.g., boron trifluoride = diethyl

25 ether complex, etc.), in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile,
dichloromethane, etc.).

The compound of the present invention thus obtained may
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in the organic synthetic chemistry such as recrystallization,
column chromatography, etc.
The starting compound represented by the formula (II),
(III) or (IV) may be prepared by either one of the following
steps (a) - (j ) .

Steps (a) and (b)
0
11a
O ..~~~OR
R11d0
OR11b
~R11c A y-~ B )

( VI ) C OH 11a ~ Reduction
O .,.~~OR

(a) When X is a R11d0 OR11b
carbon atom OR11c

(V) " ,,A Y_(D
A y_(D X
11a
X O ..~~OR
R13 ( VII ) R11d0
OR11b
OR11c
(b) When X is a
nitrogen atom ( II )
Silylation Lewis acid
OR11e
,,~~OR11 a
R11d0
OR11b
OR11c
( VIII )

In the above scheme, R13 is (1) a bromine atom or an iodine atom
when X is a carbon atom; or (2) a hydrogen atom when X is a
nitrogen atom, R1le is a protecting group for hydroxy group, and
the other symbols are as defined above.

Step" (a) :
Among the compou4ds of the formula II, the compound
wherein X is a carbon atom may be prepared by coupling the
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VI to give the compound of formula V, followed by reduction of
the compound of the formula V.
The coupling reaction can be carried out by lithiating
the compound of the formula VII, followed by reacting the

resultant with the compound of the formula VI. '
In particular, the compound of the formula VII can be
treated with an alkyllithium, followed by reacting the
resultant with the compound of the formula VI. -As the
alkyllithium, methyl lithium, n-butyl lithium, t-butyl lithium,

etc. are preferably used. The solvent may be any solvent which
does not disturb the reaction, and ethers such as
tetrahydrofuran, diethyl ether, etc., are,preferably used.
This reaction can be carried out from under cooling (e.g., at
-78 C) to room temperature.
The reduction can be carried out in a manne.r similar to
Process 2. Namely, it can be carried out by treating the
compound of formula V with a silane reagent (e.g.,
triethylsilane, etc.) in the presence of a Lewis acid (e.g.,
boron trifluoride = diethyl ether complex, etc.) in a suitable

solvent (e.g., acetonitrile, dichloromethane, etc.).
Step (b)
Among the compounds of the formula II, the compound
wherein X is a nitrogen atom may be prepared by silylating the
compound of the formula VII in a solvent, followed by reacting

the resultant with the compound of the formula VIII (e.g., an
a- or (3-D-glucose pentaacetate, etc. ) in the presence of a Lewis
acid.
The silylation reaction can be carried out by treating
the compound of formula VII with a silylating agent in a solvent.
The silylating agent includes, for example,
N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl),acetamide, 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexamethyl-
disilazane, etc.
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such as dichloromethane, dichloroethane, chloroform, etc.,
ethers such as diethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran,
1,2-dimethoxyethane, etc., acetonitrile, etc.
This reaction is preferably carried out under cooling or
with heating, for example, at a temperature of from`0 C to 60 C,
preferably at a temperature of from room temperature to 60 C.
The reaction with the compound of the formula VIII can
be carried out in a solvent in the presence of a'Lewis acid.
The Lewis acid includes, for example, trimethylsilyl
trifluoromethanesulfonate, titanium tetrachlori~le, tin
tetrachloride, boron trifluoride = diethyl ether complex.
The solvent may be,for example, halogenated hydrocarbons
such as dichloromethane, dichloroethane, chloroform, etc.,
acetonitrile, etc.
,
This reaction can be carried out under cooling or with
heating, for example, at a temperature of from 0 C to 100 C,

_ preferably at a temperature of from room temperature to 60 C.
Step (c) :
Among the compounds of the formula II, the compound
wherein X is a carb.on atom and Rlla is a hydrogen atom may be
prepared by a method as shown in the following scheme:

A Y B ~
C HO, B,OH
R13a
( VII-a )
R11d0 OR11b
OR11c (X)
G y B G y B
C C
O ~ O .1.NOH
R11d0 OR11b R11d0 OR
11b
OR11c ~R11c
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wherein R13a is a bromine atom or an iodine atom, and the other
symbols are as defined above.
Namely, the compounds of the formula II-a may be prepared
by coupling the compound of the formula VII-a with the compound
of the formula X or an ester thereof to give the'compound of
the formula IX, followed by hydrating the compound of the
formula IX.
The ester of the compound of the formula X includes, for
example, a lower alkyl ester thereof, and a compound represented
by the formula XI:

R14 R14
R14R14
O,B~O
O (xl)
R11d0 >
OR11b
OR11c
wherein R14 is a lower alkyl group, m is 0 or 1, and the other
symbols are as defined above.
The coupling reaction of the compound of the formula
VII-a with the compound of -the formula X or an ester thereof
can be carried out in the presence'of a base and a palladium
catalyst in a suitable solvent.
The base includes an inorganic base such as an alkali metal
carbonate (e.g., sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, etc.),
an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate (e.g., sodium hydrogen

carbonate, potassium hydrogen carbonate, etc.), an alkali metal
hydroxide (e.g., sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, etc.),
potassium fluoride, potassium phosphate, etc., and an organic
base such as a tri-lower alkylamine (e.g., triethylamine,
diisopropylethylamine, etc.), a cyclic tertiary amine (e.g.,
1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane, 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]-
nona-5-ene, 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undeca-7-ene, etc.).
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such as tetrakis(triphenyl)phosphinepalladium(0),
palladium(II) acetate, palladium(II) chloride,
bis(triphenyl)phosphine palladium(II) chloride,
palladium(II) chloride = 1,1-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene
5 complex, etc.
The solvent may be any inert solvent which does not disturb
the reaction, for example, ethers such as tetrahydrofuran,
dioxane, etc., amide solvents such as N,N-dimetYiylformamide,
1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone, etc., aromatic hydrocarbons

10 such as toluene, xylene, etc., dimethylsulfoxide, water, and
if desired, a mixture of two or more of these solvents.
This reaction is preferably carried out with heating, for

example, at a temperature of from 50 C to a boiling point of
the reaction mixture, and more preferably at a temperature of 15 from 50 C to
100 C.

The hydration reaction of the compound of the formula IX
can be carried out, for example, by hydroboration, more
specifically, by reacting with diborane, borane =
tetrahydrofuran complex, or 9-borabicyclononane, etc. in a

20 suitable solvent, followed by treating with hydrogen peroxide
solution in the presence of a base (e.g., an alkali metal
hydroxide such as sodium hydroxide, etc. ), or by treating with
an oxidizing reagent such as sodium perborate, and
oxodiperoxymolybdenum (pyridine) (hexamethylphosphoric

25 triamide) in a suitable solvent.
The solvent may be any inert solvent which does not disturb
the reaction, for example, ethers such as diethyl ether,
diisopropyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, dioxane, 1,2-dimethoxy-
ethane, etc., aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene,

30 xylene, etc., water, and if desired, a mixture of two or more
of these solvents. Thi~s reaction can be carried out at a
temperature of a broad range such as under cooling or with
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-10 C to a boiling point of the reaction mixture.
Step (d) :
Among the compound of the formula II, the compound wherein
Ring A is a benzene ring may be prepared in a method as shown
in the following scheme:

I \ ~ OHC-(CH2)-1 ( XIII )

11a 11a
O ..~~OR O ..~~OR
R11d0 OR11b R11d0 OR11b
OR11c ~R11c
(XIV) (XII)
(CH2)n

O ..VOR
11a R11d0 OR11b

OR11c
wherein the symbols are as defined above.
Namely, the compounds-of the formula II-b may be prepared
by coupling the compound of the formula XIV with the compound
of the formula XIII, to give the compound of the formula XII,
followed by reduction of the compound of the formula XII.
The coupling reaction can be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (a) . Namely, it can be carried out by lithiating
the compound of formula XIV with an alkyl lithium (e. g. , n-butyl

lithium, tert-butyl lithium, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g.,
diethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran,etc.),followed by reacting the
resultant with the compound (XIII).
The reduction reaction can be carried out by (1) treatment
with a silane reagent (e.g., trialkyl silane such as triethyl
silane, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile,

dichloromethane, etc.), at -30 C to 60 C, in the presence of


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a Lewis acid such as, boron trifluoride = diethyl ether complex
or trifluoroacetic acid, (2) treatment with
iodotrimethylsilane, or (3) treatment with a reducing agent
(e.g., borohydrides such as sodium boron hydride, sodium

triacetoxyborohydride, etc., aluminum hydridessuch as lithium
aluminum hydride, etc.) in the presence of an acid (e.g., a
strong acid such as trifluoroacetic acid, etc., and a Lewis acid
such as aluminum chloride, etc.).

Step (e) :
The compound of the formula III may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:

G A y D A Y g
- _( OH
C OR' 2
O a~\OR11 a 40H

OH R11d0 OR11b HO ~R11c (V) OH (111)

wherein the symbols are as defined above.
Namely, the compound of the formula III may be prepared
by deprotecting the compound of the formula V which is a
synthetic intermediate of Step (a), followed by treating the
resultant compound with an acid in an alcohol solvent.
The deprotection reaction can be carried out in a manner
similar to Process 1. Namely, it can be carried out by subjecting
the compound V to an acid treatment, reduction, or a fluoride
treatment, etc.
Following the deprotection reaction, the resultant
compound is treated with an acid in a suitable alcohol. The acid
includes, for example, an inorganic acid such as hydrochloric

acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, etc., an organic acid such
as p-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid,
trifluoroacetic acid, etc. The alcohol includes a
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for example, methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, i-propanol,
n-butanol, etc.
Additionally, the deprotection reaction and acid
treatment may be carried out in the same step, depending on the
kind of the protecting group.

Step ( f ) :
The compound of the formula IV may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:

CH-(CH2)n-1 ~
C}OH
C (XVI ) O
R13a ~~~\OR11 a
O
R11d0
CR11b
OR11 ( Vf )

OH OH
A
6H-(CH2)n-1 A 6H-(CH2)n-1
C OH C OR12
O a~\OR11 a O ..,~\OH
R11dC - OR11b HO
OH ( IV )
OR11c ( XV ) OH

wherein the symbols are as defined as above.

First, the compound of the formula XVI is coupled with
the compound of the formula VI to give the compound of the formula
XV. Then, after protecting groups are removedfrom the compound
of the formula XV, the resultant is treated with an acid in an
alcohol to give the compound of the formula IV.

The coupling reaction can be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (a) . Namely, the compound XVI is treated with
an alkyl lithium (e.g., n-butyl lithium, tert-butyl lithium,
etc,) in a suitable solvent (e.g., diethyl ether,

tetrahydrofuran,etc.)õfollowed by reacting the resultant with
the compound VI.
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are carried out in a manner similar to Step (e) Namely, it
can be carried out by subjecting the compound XV to reduction,
acid treatment or fluoride treatment, depending on the kind of
the protecting group to be removed, followed by treating the

resultant with an acid (e.g., hydrochloric acid,
p-toluenesulfonic acid, methanesulfonic acid, trifluoroacetic
acid, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., methanol, ethanol,
etc.).
Step (g) :
The compound of the formula II may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:

(;~Y-Br R20 B A Y B
X (XVIII)
11a X
O .~~\OR R11a
R11d0 J,~ O
OR11b R11d0
O R11c OR11b
OR11c

(XVII) (II)
wherein R2 is a trialkylstannyl group, or a dihydroxyboryl
group or an ester thereof, and the other symbols are as defined
above.
Namely, the compound of the formula II may be prepared
by coupling the compound XVII with the compound XVIII in a
suitable solvent, in the presence of a palladium catalyst, and
in the presence or in the absence of a base.
The coupling reaction can be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (c).

Step (h):
Among the compound of the formula IV, the compound wherein
n is 1 may be prepared in a method as shown in the following
scheme: I


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A CO2H A CC O0K12 11a C O~R12
OR11a
O o~\OR O
R11d0 H B R11do
OR11b OR11b
OR11c
OR11c ( XXf )

(XXII) (XX)
A CHOH B A CH20H
C OR12 C OR12
O ...~\OR11a O ,.~\OH
R11d0
OR11b HO OH
OR11c OH
(XIX) (IV)
wherein the symbols are as defined above.

Namely, the compound of the formula IV may be prepared
by the following steps :(1) treating the compound of the formula
5 XXII with a halogenating agent in a suitable solvent or in the
absence of a solvent, followed by condensation of the resultant
with the compound of the formula XXI in the presence of a Lewis
acid to give the compound of formula XX, (2) reducing the
compound of formula XX, and (3) removing the protecting groups
10 from the compound of formula XIX.

The halogenating agent includes a conventional
halogenating agent such as thionyl chloride, phosphorus
oxychloride, oxalyl chloride, etc.

The solvent may be any solvent which does not disturb the
15 reaction, and for example, dichloromethane, carbon
tetrachloride, tetrahydrofuran, toluene, etc. may be
mentioned.

Further, in the present reaction, the reaction suitably
proceeds by adding a catalyst such as dimethylformamide, etc.
20 The condensation reaction of the compound (XXII) and the

compound (XXI) can be carried out according to a conventional


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method as known as Friedel-Crafts reaction, in the presence of
a Lewis acid and in a suitable solvent.
The Lewis acid includes aluminum chloride, boron
trifluoride= diethyl ether complex, tin (IV) chloride, titanium
tetrachloride, etc. which are conventionally used in
Friedel-Crafts reaction.
The solvent includes halogenated hydrocarbons such as
dichloromethane, carbon tetrachloride, dichloroethane, etc.
The reduction reaction can be carried out by treating the

compound of formula XX with a silane reagent (e.,g., trialkyl
silane, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile,
dichloromethane, etc.), in the presence of an acid (e.g., a
Lewis acid such as boron trifluoride = diethyl ether complex,
etc., and a strong organic acid such as trifluoroacetic acid,

methanesulfonic acid, etc.), or by treating with a hydrazine
in a suitable solvent (e.g., ethylene glycol, etc.) in the
presence of a base (e.g., potassium hydroxide, etc.).
The present reaction can be carried out under cooling or
with heating, for example, at a temperature of from -30 C to
60 C.
The removal of the protecting groups from the compound
of formula XIX can be carried our in a manner similar to Process
1.
Step (i) :
Among the compounds of the formula II, the compound
wherein X is a nitrogen atom may be prepared by a method as shown
in the following scheme:


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'4
N y U
~Y-(B)
N
R21 .`\\OR1
H (XXIII) 1a
O ,11NOR11a R11d0
OR11b
R11d0 =
OR11b OR11c
OR11c
( XXIV ) ( II-d )

wherein R21 is a leaving group, and the other symbols are as
defined above.
Examples of the leaving group include a halo'gen atom such
as chlorine atom and bromine atom.
Namely, the compound of the formula II-d may be prepared
by condensation of the compound of the formula XXIII with the
compound of the formula XXIV. '
The condensation reaction can be carried out in a suitable
solvent such as acetonitrile, etc., in the presence of a base
-(e.g., an alkali metal hydroxide, such as potassium hydroxide,
etc.).

Step (J ) : -
Among the compound of the formula II, the compound wherein
Ring A is a pyrazole substituted by a lower alkyl group, X is
a nitrogen atom and Y is -CH2- may be prepared by a method as
shown in the following scheme:

O R R23 B ~ N \ B
22R O NHNH2 N R22
O R11a O .\~\OR 11a
(XXV)
R11d0 OR11b R11d0 0 OR11b
OR11o OR11c
(XXVI)
( II-e )

wherein R22 and R23 are each independently a lower alkyl group,
and the other symbols are as defined above.
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of the compound of the formula XXV with the compound of the
formula XXVI in a suitable solvent (e.g., ethers such as
tetrahydrofuran, etc., an aromatic hydrocarbons such as toluene,
etc.).
Further, the compound of the present invention may be
converted to each other within the objective compounds of the
present invention. Such conversion reaction may be carried out
according to a conventional method, depending on'the kind of
the objective substituents.
For example, a compound having as a substit,uent of Ring
B, an aryl group such as phenyl group, or a heterocyclyl group
may be prepared by coupling the compound in which substituents
of the Ring B is a halogen atom such as a bromine atom, with
a suitable phenylboronic acid, phenyltin, hetercyc~ylboronic
acid, or heterocyclyltin.
The coupling reaction may be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (c) or Step (g), or in a method as described
in the following Examples.
In the present compound, the compound wherein heteroatom
is oxidized (e.g., S-oxide, S,S-oxide, or N-oxide compounds)
may be prepared by oxidizing a corresponding S-form or N-form.
The oxidation reaction can be carried out by a

conventional method, for example, by treatment with an
oxidizing agent (e.g., peracids such as hydrogen peroxide,
m-chloroperbenzoic acid, peracetic acid, etc.) in a suitable

solvent (e.g., halogenated hydrocarbons such as
dichloromethane, etc.).
The starting compounds of the respective steps described
above may be prepared by the methods as disclosed in Reference
Examples or a process as mentioned below.
(1) Among the compounds of the formula VII, the compound wherein
Y is -CH2- may be prepared by a method as shown in the following
scheme:


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R15 B -> eC(OH)e 30 a CH2

(XXVIII ) '4 CHO R13 R13
R13 (XXVII) (VII-b)
(XXIX)

wherein Rl5 is a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, and the other
symbols are as defined above.
Namely, the compound of the formula VII-b may be prepared
by coupling the compound of the formula XXVIII with the compound
of the formula XXIX to give the compound of the formula XXVII,
followed by reducing the obtained compound of the formula XXVII I.
The coupling reaction of the present step may be carried
out in a manner similar to Step (a) . Namely, the compound of
the formula XXVIII is treated with an alkyl lithi,um (e.g.,
n-butyl lithium, tert-butyl lithium, etc.) in a suitable
solvent (e.g., diethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, etc.), followed
_ by reacting the resultant with the compound of the formula XXIX.
The reduction reaction may be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (d), more specifically, by (1) treatment with
a silane reagent such as triethylsilane, etc., in a suitable
solvent (e.g., acetonitrile, dichloromethane, etc.), at -30 C
to 60 C, in the presence of a Lewis acid such as boron trifluoride
= diethyl ether complex or trifluoroacetic acid, (2) treatment

with iodotrimethylsilane , or (3) treatment with a reducing
agent (e.g., borohydrides such as sodium boron hydride, sodium
triacetoxyborohydride, etc., aluminum hydrides such as lithium
aluminum hydride, etc.) in the presence of an acid (e.g., a
strong acid such as trifluoroacetic acid, etc., a Lewis acid
such as aluminum chloride, etc.).
(2) Among the compound of the formula VII, the compound wherein
X is a carbon atom and Y is -CH2- may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:


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COOH 01 (;C )_COR16 ecc(=O)

R13a R13a H C
R13a
(XXXIII) (XXXII) (XXXI) (XXX)
A CH2
C
R13a (VII-c)

wherein R16 is a halogen atom, and the other symbols are as
defined above.
The present process may be carried out in a manner similar
5 to Step (h) as mentioned above.
Namely, the compound of the formula VII-c may be prepared
by treating the compound of the formula XXXIII wi'th a
halogenating reagent (e.g., thionyl chloride, phosphorus
oxychloride, oxalyl chloride, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g.,

10 dichloromethane, carbon tetrachloride, tetrahydrofuran,
toluene, etc.) or in the absence of a solvent, to give the
compound of the formula XXXII, subsequently by condensing this
compound with the compound of the formula XXXI in a suitable
solvent (e.g., dichloromethane, carbon tetrachloride,

15 dichloroethane, etc.) in the presence of a Lewis acid (e.g.,
aluminum chloride, zinc chloride, titanium tetrachloride,
etc.), to give the compound of the formula XXX, and further by
reducing the obtained compound.
The reduction reaction can be carried out by treating with
20 a silane reagent (e.g., triethylsilane, etc.) in a suitable
solvent (e.g., acetonitrile, dichloromethane, etc.), in the
presence of an acid (e. g. , a Lewis acid such as boron trifluoride
. diethyl ether complex, etc., and a strong organic acid such
as trifluoroacetic acid, methanesulfonic acid, etc.), or by

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glycol, etc.) in the presence of a base (e.g., potassium
hydroxide, etc.).
(3) Among the compounds of the formula VI I, the compound wherein
X is a carbon atom and Y is -CH2- may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:

(qC~~ ()_R13a eC(O)_(@ &CH2
17 C C
R13a R17OC0 B R13a (XXX) R13a
(VII-c)
(XXXV) (XXXIV)

wherein R17 is a lower alkyl group, and the other symbols are
as defined above.
The compound of the formula VII-c may be prepared by
coupling the compound of the formula XXXV with the compound of
the formula XXXIV to give the compound of the formula XXX, and
subsequently by reducing the obtained compound .
The coupling reaction may be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (a) . Namely, the compound of the formula (XXV)
is lithiated with an alkyllithium (e.g., tert-butyl lithium,
n-butyl lithium, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., diethyl
ether, tetrahydrofuran, etc.), and subsequently, by reacting
the resultant with the compound (XXIV).
The reduction reaction may be carried out in a manner
similar to Step (a) . Namely, it can be carried out by treating
the compound of formula XXX with a silane reagent (e.g.,
triethylsilane, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile,
dichloromethane, etc.), in the presence of an acid (e.g., boron

trifluoride = diethyl ether complex, etc).
(4) Among the compound of the formula VII, the compound wherein
X is a carbon atom and Y is -CH2- may be prepared by a method
as shown in the following scheme:


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R15 30 A C(O)

(XXVIII) Gc CON-R $ R13a (XXX)
OR
R13a
(XXXVI)
10- &CH2 C

R13a (VII-c)

wherein R18is a lower alkyl group, and the other, symbols are
as defined above.
Namely, the compound of the formula VII-c may be prepared
by coupling the compound of the formula XXVIII with the compound
of the formula XXXVI to give the compound of the formula XXX,
and subsequently by reducing the compound.
The present process may be carried out in a manner similar
to Step (3). Namely, the compound of the formula (XXVIII) is
lithiated with an alkyllithium (e.g., tert-butyl lithium,
n-butyl lithium, etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., diethyl
ether, tetrahydrofuran, etc.), and subsequently, by reacting
the resultant with the compound (XXXVI) to give the compound
of the formula (XXX) . Subsequently, the compound of the formula

XXX is treated with a silane reagent (e.g., triethylsilane,
etc.) in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile,
dichloromethane, etc. ) in the presence of an acid (e. g. , boron
trifluoride = diethyl ether complex, etc), to give the compound
of the formula (VII-c).
The compound of the formula XIV wherein Ring A is a benzene
ring is disclosed in WO 01/27128 pamphlet.
The compound of the formula VI is disclosed in WO 01/27128
or Benhaddu, S. Czernecki et al:, Carbohydr. R'es., vol. 260,
p. 243-250, 1994.
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D- (+) -glucono-1, 5-lactone according to the method disclosed in
USP 6515117.

The compound of the formula X and the compound of the
formula XI may be prepared by the following Reaction Scheme:
R14 R14
HO, B,OH R14 O~'(~R14
O B
R11d0"i 11b O
OR11oR R11d0 = OR11b R11d0 OR11b
(XXXVII) 6R11c OR11c
(X) (XI)
wherein the symbols are as defined above.'

First, the compound of the formula XXXVII is lithiated
with t-butyl lithium.in a suitable solvent (e.g.,

tetrahydrofuran, etc.) under cooling (e.g., -78 C), followed
by reacting with trimethyl borate to give the compound of the
formula X.

Then, the compound of the formula X is reacted with a
1,2-diol (e.g., pinacol, etc.) or 1,3-diol (e.g.,

2, 4 -dimethyl-2, 4 -pentanediol, etc.) to give the compound of the
formula XI.
The other starting compounds are commercially available
or may easily be prepared by a standard method well known to
an ordinary skilled person in this field.

Hereinafter, the present invention will be illustrated
by Examples and Reference Examples, but the present invention
should not be construed to be limited thereto.

Example 1 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-ethyl-2-thienyl-
methyl)benzene


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s
S I ~ I ~ Et
Et OH
O O ,OH
Br O OTMS HO
I TMSO OH
OTMS OH
OTMS 2 3
S
Et ~ Et
OMe
O ,,,OH O OH
HO OH HO
OH
OH 4 OH
In the above scheme, Me is a methyl group, Et is an ethyl group,
TMSO and OTMS are a trimethylsilyloxy group.
(1) 3-Bromo-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene 1 (211 mg) was
5 dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (2 ml) - toluene (4 ml), and the
, 4
mixture was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere. To the
mixture was added dropwise n-butyl lithium (2.44 M hexane
solution, 0.29 ml), and the mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes. Then, a solution of
2,3,4,6-tetrakis-0-trimethylsilyl-D-glucono-1,5-lactone 2
(see USP 6, 515, 117) (233 mg) in toluene (5 ml) was added dropwise,
and the mixture was further stirred at the same temperature for
one hour to give a lactol compound 3. Without isolating this
compound, a solution of methanesulfonic acid (0.1 ml) in
methanol (5 ml) was added to the reaction solution, and the
mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. Under
ice-cooling, to the mixture was added a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution, and the mixture was extracted with
ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine, dried over

magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 19:1) to give a methyl
ether compound 4 (136 mg) of the lactol. APCI-Mass m/Z 412
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(2) A solution of the above methyl ether compound 4 (100 mg)
in dichloromethane (5 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto were added dropwise successively
triisopropylsilane (0.16 ml), and boron trifluoride = diethyl

5 ether complex (0.10 ml) . The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 10 minutes, and warmed. The mixture was stirred
at 0 C for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and then further stirred at
room temperature for 2 hours. Under ice-cooling,' a saturated
aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution was added, and the

10 mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was
washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (chloroform:
methanol = 19:1) to give the desired
=}
15 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene 5
(59 mg) . APCI-Mass m/Z 382 (M+NH4)

Example 2 5-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-(4-ethylphenyl-
methyl)-1H-pyridin-2-one
MeMe - 0
0 Me++Me N ~
N + O B O (~ Et
~ Et O
Br _ OTIPS
6 OTIPS
tB~,Si:tBu 7 tB~.Si:Bu
8
0
N O
Et kN
0 ,
~OH Et
OH
OTIPS
0. .O HO OH
tBu,Si.tBu OH
20 9 10
In the above scheme, tBu is a tert-butyl group, OTIPS is a
triisopropylsilyloxy group, and the other symbols are as
defined above.


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(1) 5-Bromo-l-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-pyridin-2-one 6
(293 mg) and boronic acid ester of glucal 7(1. 0 g) were dissolved
in dimethoxyethane (5 ml) . To the mixture were added
bis(triphenyl)phosphine palladium(II) dichloride (35 mg) and

2M sodium carbonate (2.5 ml), and the mixture was' heated with
stirring under reflux under argon atmosphere for 5 hours. The
mixture was cooled to room temperature, and the reaction
solution was diluted with ethyl acetate, and washed with water.
The organic layer was collected, dried over magnesium sulfate,

and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 95:5 - 70:30) to give glucal derivative
8 (276 mg) as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 654 (M+H)
(2) A solution of glucal derivative 8 (260 mg) in t.etrahydro-
furan (5 ml) was cooled to 0 C under argon atmosphere, and
thereto was added dropwise a solution of borane -
tetrahydrofuran complex (1.13 M tetrahydrofuran solution, 1.06
ml), and the reaction solution was stirred at the same
temperature overnight. A mixture of an aqueous hydrogen
peroxide solution (31 %, 5. 0 ml ) and 3N aqueous sodium hydroxide
solution (5.0 ml) was added to the reaction solution, and the
mixture was warmed to room temperature, and stirred for 30
minutes. To the mixture was added 20 % aqueous sodium

thiosulf ate solution (30ml), and the mixture was extracted with
ether. The extract was washed with brine, dried over magnesium
sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure.
The residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 96:4 - 66.34) to give C-glucoside
compound 9 (59 mg) as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 672
(M+H).
(3) The above C-glucoside compound 9 (55 mg) was dissolved
in tetrahydrofuran (2 ml), and thereto was added tetrabutyl
ammonium fluoride (1.0 M tetrahydrofuran solution, 0.41 ml)


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The mixture was heated with stirring under reflux for 3 hours
under argon atmosphere, and the reaction solution was cooled
to room temperature. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column

chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 100:0 - 88:12) to give
the desired 5-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-
1H-pyridin-2-one 10 (10mg) as colorless powder. APCI-Massm/Z
376 (M+H).

Example 3 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(benzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
OH
~ Br s
~ ~ ~ i
O ,,,OBn OHC S O ,,,OBn
Bn0 _ OBn I/\ Bn0 OBn
OBn - OBn
11 12
S s
O OBn O OH

Bn0 OBn - HO OH
OBn OH
13 14
In the above scheme, Bn is a benzyl group.
(1) [3-m-Bromophenyl-tetra-O-benzyl-C-glucoside 11 (see WO
01/27128) (1.00 g) was dissolved in diethyl ether (60 ml), and
the mixture was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere. To the
mixture was added dropwise t-butyl lithium (1.49 M pentane
solution, 0.99 ml), and the mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 10 minutes. Then, a solution of
2-formylbenzo [b] thiophene (286 mg) in diethyl ether (2 ml) was
added dropwise, and the mixture was further stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes. To the reaction mixture was added
a saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture


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was warmed to room temperature. The mixture was extracted with
diethyl ether, the extract was dried over magnesium sulfate,
and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography

(hexane:ethyl acetate = 90:10-50:50) to give an'alcohol
compound 12 (835 mg) . APCI-Mass m/Z 780 (M+NH4).
(2) A solution of the above alcohol compound 12 (820 mg) in
dichloromethane (15 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto were added dropwise successively

triethylsilane (0.52 ml), and boron trifluoride= diethylether
complex (0.20 ml). The reaction mixture was warmed to room
temperature and stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes.
Added thereto was a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution, and the mixture was extracted with dichloromethane.
The extract was dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 94:6-75:25) to give the compound 13 (703 mg).
APCI-Mass m/Z 764 (M+NHq).
(3) A solution of the above compound 13 (690 mg) in
dichloromethane (20 ml) was cooled to 0 C, and
iodotrimethylsilane (0.66ml) was added thereto and the mixture
was stirred at room temperature for one hour. Addition of
iodotrimethylsilane and stirring at room temperature were

repeated in the same manner for 3 times. Total amount of the
iodotrimethylsilane was summed up to 2.64 ml. Under
ice-cooling, water was added to the reaction mixture, and the
mixture was extracted with diethyl ether twice, and washed with
an aqueous sodium thiosulfate solution. The extract was dried

over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue waspurified by silica gel column
chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 100:0 - 89:11) to give
the desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(benzo[b]thiophen-


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2-ylmethyl) benzene 14 (180 mg) . APCI-Mass m/Z 404 (M+NH4)
Example 4 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-chloro-2-thienyl-
methyl)-4-methylbenzene
Me OH

~~ CI Me ~~ CI O

CHO Br O ,,.OTMS
16 TMSO OTMS
Br 15 OTMS 2

Me OH Me OH Me .
10,H ~~ CIO s CI j"'10H ~' CI
OMe
H OH HO O
H HO OH HO H
OH 17 OH 18 OH 19

In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) A solution of 2-chlorothiophene (447 mg) in
tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto was added dropwise n-butyl lithium
(1. 59 M hexane solution, 2. b1 ml ). The mixture was stirred at
the same temperature for one hour, and added dropwise thereto
was a solution of 5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde 15 (750 mg) in
tetrahydrofuran (5 ml) . The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes to give a compound 16. Toluene (30

ml) was added, and further added dropwise thereto was n-butyl
lithium (1.59 M hexane solution, 2.37 ml) . The mixture was
further stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes, and a
solution of 2,3,4,6-tetrakis-0-trimethylsilyl-D-glucono-
1,5-lactone 2 (see USP 6,515,117) (1.76 g) in toluene (5 ml)

was added dropwise, and the mixture was further stirred at the
same temperature for one and a half hours to give a lactol
compound 17. Subsequently, a solution of methanesulfonic acid
(1.22 ml) in methanol (25 ml) was added to the reaction solution,


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and the mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. To
the mixture was added a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen
carbonate solution, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl
acetate. The extract was washed with brine, dried over sodium

5 sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure
to give a crude methyl ether compound 18, which was used in the
subsequent step without further purification.
(2) A solution of the above crude methyl ether compound 18
in dichloromethane (25 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon
10 atmosphere, and thereto were added dropwise successively
triethylsilane (3.01ml), and boron trifluoride= diethyl ether
complex (2.39 ml) . The reaction mixture was warmed to 0 C, and
stirred at the same temperature for 3 hours. Added thereto was
a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and the
15 mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was
washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and the solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (chloroform:
methanol = 100:0-92:8) to give the desired 1-(P-D-
20 glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzen
e 19 (183 mg) . APCI-Mass m/Z 402/404 (M+NH4)

In a manner similar to the method disclosed in any of the above
Examples 1 to 4, the compounds shown in Table 1 below were
25 prepared from corresponding starting materials. The numbers
shown in a column of "preparation method" in the Table indicates
the Example number, according to which the preparation was
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Table 1

A CH2
O .1~~~OH
HO OH
OH

Prepa-
Exampl Ring A Ring B ration APCI-Mass
es Method (m/Z)
CI

S Et 416/418
1 (M+NH4)
S n-Pr
~ 396
6 / 1 (M+NH4)
OMe

S Et
7 1 412 (M+NH4)
8 I/ \ S Et 1 412 (M+NH4)
Me0

9 3 354 (M+NH4)
S
CI 388/390
1 0 3 (M+NH4)

1 1 I/ ~ ~ 1 396 (M+NH4)
n-Pr


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CI
\ s n-Pr
1 2 430/432
(M+NH4)
OMe
S n-Pr
1 3 1 426 (M+NH4)
1 1 382 (M+NH4)
Et

S Et
1 5 416/418
(M+NHa.)
CI
CI

1 6 s 442/444
(M+NH4)
CI
S Et 1 430/432
1 7 + ~ I Me (M+NH4)
C1

1 8 S/ 2 444/446
~,. (M+NH4)
S

CI

S Ci 422/424
1 9 1 (M+NH4)
CI

20 1 478/480
(M+NH4)


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CI

S ~ \ 470/472
2 1 S 2 (M+NH4)
Me

S \ 484/486
2 2 S CI 1 (M+NH4)
CI

2 3 S Et 1 450/452
CI (M+NH4)
CI
2 4 S CI 4 436/438
Me (M+NH4)
;

CI
~ S \ 504/506
2 5 S CI 1 (M+NH4)
CI

S CF3 456/458
2 6 2 (M+NH4)
CI

S \ ( 1 448/450
2 7 N (M+NH4)
S CI 464/466
2 8 (M+NH4)


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CI

2 9 S~ 4 478/480
CI (M+NH4)
OMe

3 0 I\ ~\ 1 434 (M+NH4)
CI
S 438/440
3 1 1 (M+NH4)
I\ s \
3 2 1 418 (M+NH4)
Me
3 3 1 422 (M+NH4)
S
34 F 1 422 (M+NH4)
OEt
S
3 5 ~ 1 448 (M+NH4)
F
S
3 6 1 422 (M+NH4)
OMe

3 7 / I\ ~\ 1 484 (M+NH4)
3 8 1 472 (M+NH4)
s aCF3


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S
3 9 I/ \ I/ 1 418 (M+NH4)
Me

40 (S:~> 1 422 (M+NH4)
F
41 S Me \ 2 418 (M+NH4)

Me
S
2 1 418 (M+NH4)
4

CI

S aMe 452/454
4 3 11 (M+NH4)
CI Me
S 452/454
4 4 ~ / \ (M+NH4)
/
CI

s a 472/474
4 5 \ CI 1 (M+NH4)
CI Me
S 466/468
4 6 I/ \ I 1 (M+NH4)
Me
Me
S
4 7 1 418 (M+NH4)
CI
OMe 468/470
4 8 ~/ \ ~/ 1 (M+NH4)


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CI
CI 472/474
4 9 1 (M+NH4)
CI
CF3 506/508
0 2 (M+NH4)
2 438/440
5 1 CI (M+NH4)
CI
S F 456/458
5 2 2 (M+NH4)
F
S F
5 3 I` I 2 440 (M+NH4)
CI
S 438/440
54 2
(M+NH4)

CI OMe
S ~ 1 468/470
5 5 1 \ I (M+NH4)
/
CI

S aOMe 468/470
5 6 1 (M+NH4)
CI
S 456/458
5 7 F 2 (M+NH4)
0


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CI F

S Me 1 470/472
8 \ (M+NH4)
CI

\ \ ~ / 2 456/458
5 9 (M+NH4)
F
CI F

S \ 2 456/458
6 0 / \ I (M+NH4)
/ -
CI

\ \ ~ / 472/474
6 1 2 (M+NH4)
CI }

F
6 2 2 440 (M+NH4)
F
Me

S aci 452/454
6 3 4 (M+NH4)
S ,?~ 438/440
6 4 CI \ I/ 2 (M+NH4)
Et
S
6 5 ~ 1 432 (M+NH4)
CF3
S
6 6 2 472 (M+NH4)
I/ \ /


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CI

6 7 \ 8 464/466
(M+NH4)
CI Me
6 8 I\ 8 \ 1 478/480
(M+NH4)
CI

6 9 S 482/484
(M+NH4)
F
CI F
70 8 \ ~ 1 482/484
(M NHa.)

CI OEt
\ / 508/510
7 1 S / \ 1 (M+NH4)
CI

7 2 S 508/510
OEt (M+NH4)
CI

S \ ~ 1 508/510
7 3 (M+NH4)
OEt
F
74 S 1 448 (M+NH4)
/

F OEt
7 5 S 1 492 (M+NH4)
(


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F

7 6 S 1 492 (M+NH4)
Et
F

7 7 S 1 466 (M+NH4)
F
CI

7 8 S 482/484
~ / F (M+NH4)
F

7 9 S OEt 1 492 (M+NH4)
F

8 0 S F 1 466 (M+NH4)
F F
8 1 S 1 466 (M+NH4)
Me

8 2 S 444 (M+NH4)
/
Me
/
8 3 8 ~ I F 1 462 (M+NH4)
/

Me F
/
84 I\ 8 1 462 (M+NH4)
/


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OMe

8 5 S 2 460 (M+NH4)
Me

8 6 S Me 1 458 (M+NH4)
CI

8 7 S 1 478/480
Me (M+NH4)
CI

8 8 S 1 498/500
CI (M+NH4)
Me

8 9 S 1 478/480
CI (M+NH4)
Me

S OMe 1 474 (M+NH4)
0

9 1 N ~ 2 426 (M+H)
\ I / / Et

Me 0

9 2 N Et 2 440 (M+H)
\ I / /

9 3 2 382 (M+NH4)
Et


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94 S 2 382 (M+NH4)
Et
9 5 2 382 (M+NH4)
Et

9 6 S 2 382 (M+NH4)
Et
CI
416/418
9 7 Et 2 (M+NH4)
CI
\ 416/4.18
9 8 S I/ Et 2 (M+NH4)

9 9 1 404 (M+NH4)
S

0 Et
100 1 366 (M+NH4)
I \ \
1 0 1 388 (M+NH4)
CI
ou 422/424
1 0 2 (M+NH4)
Example 103 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(benzothiazol-2-yl-

methyl)-4-methylbenzene


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Me
Me
N
N O O OHOH

Br 20 TMSO jOTMS HO
O H
OTMS OH
OTMS 2 21
Me Me
S S
N N
OMe
O ,,,OH
O OH
HO OH HO
OH
OH 22 OH ,
23
In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) 1-(benzothiazol-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methylbenzene
20 (495 mg) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (5 ml) - toluene
(10 ml), and the mixture was cooled to -78 C und6r argon
atmosphere. To the mixture was added dropwise n-butyl lithium
(2. 44 M hexane solution, 0. 67 ml) , and successively was added
dropwise t-butyl lithium (2.44 M pentane solution, 1.57 ml).
The mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 10 minutes,
and then, a solution of
2,3,4,6-tetrakis-0-trimethylsilyl-D-gluconol,5-lactone 2
(see USP 6, 515, 117 )( 2. 17 g) in toluene (5 ml) was added dropwise,
and the mixture was further stirred at the same temperature for
minutes to give a lactol compound 21. Without isolating this
15 compound, a solution of methanesulfonic acid (1.5 ml) in
methanol (25 ml) was added to the reaction solution, and the
mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. Under
ice-cooling, to the mixture was added a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution, and the mixture was extracted with
ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine, dried over
magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure to give a methyl ether compound 22, which was used in
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(2) A solution of the above methyl ether compound 22 in
dichloromethane (20 ml)- acetonitrile (10 ml) was cooled to
-78 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto were added dropwise
successively triethylsilane (1.24 ml), and boron trifluoride

= diethyl ether complex (0.99 ml) . The mixture was warmed to
room temperature and stirred at the same temperature for 30
minutes. Under ice-cooling, a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution was added, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was extracted
with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine, dried
over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was purified bysilica gel column
chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 100:0-85:15) to give
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(benzothiazol-2-ylmethylj)-
4-methylbenzene23 (200mg) as colorlesspowder. APCI-Mass m/Z
402 (M+H).

In a manner similar to Examples 103, the compounds shown in Table
2 below were prepared from corresponding starting materials.
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Table 2

A CH2 B
O )X1OH

HO OH
OH
Examples Ring A Ring B APCI-Mass
(m/Z)
CI

104 \ 422/424
(M+H)
/ N .
CI

\ \ I 480/482
1 0 5 \ (M+NH4)

Example 106 1-([i-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(1-oxy-
b.enzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
ci c-
s
s ~e
,,OH O ,,,OAc
O
HO AcO OAc
OH
OH 24 OAc 25

CI 0 CI O
u u
1-0 S S
Ac O ,,OH
AcO OAc HO OH
OAc OH
26 27
In the above scheme, AcO and OAc are an acetyloxy group.
(1) The compound 24 (9.61 g) obtained in Example 31 was
dissolved in chloroform (100 ml) , and to the mixture were added
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4-dimethylaminopyridine (128 mg), and the mixture was stirred
at room temperature for 3.5 days. Then, Chloroform was
evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was
dissolved in ethyl acetate (200 ml) . The solution was washed
5 successively with10oaqueoushydrochloric acid solution, water,
a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and
brine, dried over magnesium sulfate, and treated with activated
carbon. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and
the residue was crystallized from ethanol to give a tetraacetate
10 compound 25 (6.14 g) . APCI-Mass m/Z 606/608 (M NH4).

(2) The above tetraacetate compound 25 (1.00 g) was dissolved
in dichloromethane (20 ml), and under ice-cooling,
m-chloroperbenzoic acid (439 mg) was added thereto, and the
mixture was stirred a room temperature overnight.
15 m-Chloroperbenzoic acid was further added thereto, and the
mixture was stirred again at room temperature overnight. The
reaction mixture was washed successively with 10% aqueous
sodium thiosulfate solution, a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution, and brine. The mixture was dried

20 over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was purifiedbysilica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 2:1-1:2) to give a
sulfoxide compound 26 (295 mg) . APCI-Mass m/Z 622/624 (M+NH4)
(3) The above sulfoxide compound 26 (293 mg) was dissolved
25 in a mixture of methanol (10 ml) - tetrahydrofuran (5ml), and
sodium methoxide (28% methanol solution, 2 drops) was added
thereto, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for
one hour. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,
and the residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
30 (chloroform:methanol = 9:1) to give
1- ( [i-D-glucopyranosyl ) -4-chloro-3-(1-oxybenzo [b] thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene as pale yellow powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 454/456
(M+NHq ) .


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Example 107 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(1,1-dioxy-
benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
The target compound was prepared in a manner similar to Example
106. APCI-Mass m/Z 470/472 (M+NH4).
Example 108

3,5-dimethyl-4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)
pyrazole

Et
Et Me
I Me
Me N-N OBn
Me
O O NHNH2 OBn
28 OBn Bn0O bBn
BnO O 30
OBn
OBn 29

Et
Me
N,\Me
N OH

OH -
HO O
OH 31
In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) 3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-2,4-pentanedione 28 (700 mg) and
2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-a,(3-D-glucosehydrazone 29 (1.70
g)(See Schmidt, R. R. et al., Liebigs Ann. Chem. 1981, 2309)

were dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (20 ml), and the mixture was
stirred at room temperature f or 18 hours under argon atmosphere.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the
residue was dissolved in toluene (20 ml), and the mixture was
heated with stirring under reflux for 2 hours. The mixture was

left alone until it was cooled, and the solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 90:10 - 65:35)


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to give 3,
5-dimethyl-4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzy
1-p-D-glucopyranosyl)pyrazole 30 (299 mg) as a pale yellow
semisolid. APCI-Mass m/Z 737 (M+H).
(2) The above tetrabenzyl compound 30 (294 mg) was dissolved
in a mixture of ethanol (5 ml) and tetrahydrofuran (4 ml ), and
added thereto was palladium hydroxide (100 mg), and the mixture
was stirred at room temperature for 16 hours under hydrogen
atmosphere under normal pressure. Insoluble materials were
filtered off, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was crystallized from diethyl ether to
give the desired
3,5-dimethyl-4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)
pyrazole 31 (118 mg) as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 377
(M+H).

Example 109
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-1,2,3-triazo
le

Et
Br ~ Et
N
N n Bu3Sn~e N-N

N OAc 33 AcO OAc
O OAc
OAc
Ac0 OAc
OAc 32 34
Et
N
--~ N'N
OH
OH
HO =
35
In the above scheme, n-Bu is n-butyl group, and other symbols
are as defined above.
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4-(bromomethyl)-1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosy
1) -1, 2, 3-triazole 32 (500 mg) (See Federico G. H. et al. , J. Med.
Chem. (1979) 29, 496), tri-n-butyl(4-ethylphenyl)tin 33 (604
mg) and tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (0) (59 mg) in

tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) was stirred under heating at 70 C for
12 hours under argon atmosphere. The reaction mixture was
cooled to room temperature, diluted with ethyl acetate, and then,
an aqueous potassium fluoride solution was added thereto and
the mixture was stirred at room temperature for one hour.
Insoluble materials were filtered off, and the filtrate was
washed with water, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 90:10 - 50:50) to give
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-gluco
pyranosyl)-1,2,3-triazole 34 (90 mg) as a colorless solid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 518 (M+H).

(2) From the above tetraacetate compound 34, the desired
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-
1, 2, 3-triazole 35 was prepared in a manner similar to Example
106-(3) as a colorless solid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 350 (M+H).
Example 110

4-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)pyrazole


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Et Et

OTMS N~~ OAc
N
'H 36 TMSNI~Me TMS 37 O OAc
Ac0 OAc
OAc 38

Et Et
N,N OAc --~ N,N ~-
O
OAc OH
bAc H
AcO = HO 3
9 OH 40
In the above scheme, TMS is a trimethylsilyl group, and other
symbols are as defined above.

(1) To a solution of 4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)pyrazole 36 (495
mg) in acetonitrile (2.0 ml) was added
N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide (1.05 ml), and the mixture
was stirred under heating at 60 C for 2.5 hours under argon
atmosphere. The reaction mixture was cooled to room
temperature, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure to give crude
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-trimethylsilylpyrazole 37, which
was used in the subsequent reaction without further
purification.

(2) The above N-silyl compound 37 was dissolved in
dichloroethane (7.0ml), and added thereto were molecular sieve
4A powder (500 mg),
1,2,3,4,6-penta-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranose 38 (1.04 g) and
trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate (0.51 ml). The
mixture was stirred under heating at heating at 80 C for 3 hours
under argon atmosphere. The reaction mixture was cooled to room
temperature, and insoluble materials were filtered off.
Subsequently, the filtr~ite was poured into a saturated aqueous
sodium hydrogen carbonate solution. The mixture was extracted
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solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 80:20 - 50:50) to give
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-gluco

5 pyranosyl)pyrazole 39 (610 mg) as a colorless semisolid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 517 (M+H).
(3) From the above tetraacetate compound 39, the desired
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)pyrazole 40
was prepared in a manner similar to Example 106- (3) as colorless
10 oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 349 (M+H)

In a manner similar to Example 110, the compounds shown in Table
3 below were prepared from corresponding starting materials.


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Table 3

A ICH2 aCH2CH3
O .~~~~OH

HO OH
OH
Examples Ring A APCI-Mass
m Z
111 CH3

363(M H)
'N

112
N 363(M+H)
CH3 N
/
1 1 3 / I
J,,
O N 376(M+H)
I

114 a
N O 393(M+NH4)
/
115

415(M+NH~.)
()3N

116 ~

N \ 399(M+H)
N

117

~ N 399(M+H)
N
I


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Example 118 3-RS-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-((3-D-gluco-
pyranosyl)-2,3-dihydroindole

Et
Et \

aiNli cl OBn
OBn J
H 41 OBn
Bn0 O OBn Bn0
OBn 42 OBn 43
Et

OH
OH
HOO OH 44

In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) To a suspension of potassium hydroxide power (~953 mg) and
sodium sulfate (6.0 g) in acetonitrile (50 ml) was added

3- (4-ethylphenylmethy) -1H-indole 41 (500 mg), and the mixture
- was stirred at room temperature for one hour under argon
atmosphere. To the reaction mixture was added a solution of
benzylchloro-a-D-glucose42 (3.0g) (see Cicchillo R.M.et al.,
Carbohydrate Research (2000) 328, 431) in acetonitrile (20 ml) ,
and the mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. The
reaction mixture was poured into 2N aqueous hydrochloric acid
solution, and the mixture was extracted with diethyl ether. The
extract was washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulfate,
and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:0 - 85:15) to give
3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-a(3-D-gluc
opyranosyl)-1H-indole 43 (1.04 g) as a pale yellow syrup.
APCI-Mass m/Z 758 (M+H).
(3) From the above tetrabenzyl compound 43, the desired
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-2,3-dihydroindole 44 was prepared in a manner similar to
Example 108- (2) as pale pink powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 400 (M+H)
Example 119
1-(43-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-thie
nylmethyl)benzene
cl cl
CI CO2H \ CO2H
COZH
O OH OBn
Br O OBn 0 ,,,OBn O õ
45 Bn0 OBn Bn0 OBn Bn0 OBn
OBn OBn OBn
46 47 48 1
CI CI CI OH
1CONMe(OMe) ~ CHO S
B r
,,.OBn ,,,OBn Br S ,,.OBn
O ~Br
Bn0 OBn Bn0 OBn Bn0 OBn
OBn OBn Sq OBn
49 50 52
CI CI N- cl
g N-
Br \ N
' ~/ N~

O ,,OBn O ,,.OBn --~ OH
O
Bn0 OBn OBn n-Bu3Sn I N Bn0 OBn OBn HO OH
53 54 55 OH
56
In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) To a solution of 5-boromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid 45 (1.22
g) in a mixture of tetrahydrofuran (20 ml) - toluene (20 ml)
was added dropwise n-butyl lithium (2. 44 M hexane solution, 4. 26

ml) at -78 C under argon atmosphere. The mixture was stirred
at -78 C for 30 minutes, and added dropwise thereto was a
solution of 2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-R-D-glucolactone 46 (2.16
g) in toluene (10 ml) , and the mixture was further stirred at

the same temperature for 2 hours. To the mixture was added a
saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture
was warmed to room tempe'rature. The reaction mixture was made
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and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with
brine, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give a crude compound 47
as oil, which was used in the subsequent step without further
purification.
(2) The above crude compound 47 was dissolved in
dichloromethane (30 ml), and thereto were added dropwise
triisopropylsilane (2.46 ml) and boron trifluoride = diethyl
ether complex (1.52 ml) at -78 C. Subsequently, the mixture

was stirred at 0 C for one hour, and added thereto was a saturated
aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and the mixture was
further stirred for 20 minutes. The reaction mixture was made
acidic by addition of 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid solution,
and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with

brine, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified
by silica gel chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 100:1 -
50:1) to give a compound 48 (1.41 g) as oil.
(3) The compound 48 (1.41 g) was dissolved in dichloromethane
(10 ml), and added thereto-was oxalyl chloride (2m1). The
mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3 hours. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to give a
corresponding acid chloride. The compound was dissolved in
chloroform (10 ml), and added dropwise to a solution of
N,0-dimethylhydroxyamine hydrochloride (390 mg) and triethyl
amine (1.12 ml) in chloroform (10 ml) at 0 C. The mixture was
stirred at room temperature overnight, and the reaction mixture
was washed successively with 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid
solution, water, a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution and brine. The mixture was dried over magnesium
sulfate, and the solvent, was evaporated under reduced pressure.
The residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
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as pale yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 739/741 (M+NH4).

(4) The compound 49 (1.22 g) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran
(20 ml), and the mixture was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere. To the mixture was added dropwise

diisobutylaluminum hydride (1.0 M toluene solution, 4.2 ml),
and the mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 3 hours.
Added thereto was 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid solution, and
the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was
washed successively with a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen

carbonate solution and brine. The extract was dried over
magnesium sulfate and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 9:1) to give a compound
50 (771 mg) as pale yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 680/6182 (M+NH4)
(5) 2,5-dibromothiophene 51 (1.31 g) was dissolved in
tetrahydrofuran (30 ml) and the mixture was cooled to -78 C
under argon atmosphere. To the mixture was added dropwise
n-butyl lithium (2.59 M hexane solution, 2.01 ml), and the
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes.

Added dropwise thereto was a solution of the above compound 50
(2.40 g) in tetrahydrofuran (15 ml) , and the mixture was stirred
at -78 C for 2 hours. Added thereto was a saturated aqueous
ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture was extracted with
ethyl acetate and washed with brine. The extract was dried over
magnesium sulfate and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 9:1 - 4:1) to give a
compound 52 (2. 62 mg) as pale brown oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 842/844
(M+NH4) .

(6) The compound 52 was treated in a manner similar to Example
3- (2) to give 1-(2,3,4, 6-tetra-0-benzyl-P-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 53 as a pale
yellow solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 826/828 (M+NH4).


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(7) A mixed solution of the above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl) -3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 53 (200 mg),
tri-n-butyl(2-pyrimidinyl)tin 54 (137 mg) and

bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (II) dichloride (9 mg) in
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (5 ml) was stirred at 100 C four 7
hours under argon atmosphere. The mixture was cooled to room
temperature, and water was added thereto, and the mixture was
extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with water

and subsequently with brine, and dried over magnesium sulfate.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. . The
residue was purified by silica gel column'chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 4:1 - 2:1) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
.;
-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene 55 (93 mg) as pale
brown oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 826/828 (M+NH4).

(8) To a solution of the above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene 55 (90 mg) in
ethanethiol (1. 5 ml) was added boron trifluoride = ether complex
(0. 42 ml) at 0 C, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature
overnight. The mixture was cooled again to 0 C, and added
thereto were a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution and an aqueous sodium thiosulfate solution. The
mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate and tetrahydrofuran,
and the extract was dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography
(chloroform:methanol = 19:1 - 9:1) to give the desired
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(2-pyrimidinyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene 56 (27 mg) as pale yellow powder.
APCI-Mass m/Z 449/451 (M+H).

Example 120


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1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(6-(2-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-2-thienyl-
methyl)-4-methylbenzene
Me Me
I j s CI CI

O 1.,OH --- O ,.OAc N F
HO OH O c I
OH OAc (HO)ZB~
19 57 58
Me
_N Me _N
Ac0 O I ~ ~
O ,..OAc ,,,OH
OAc HO OH
OAc OH
59 60

In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined as above.

(1) The compound 19 obtained in Example 4 was treated in a
.;
manner similar to Example 106- (1) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 57 as
colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 570/572 (M+NH4).

(2) A solution of the above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 57 (200 mg),
6-fluoropyridine-3-boronic acid 58 (117
mg) ,tri-tert-butylphosphine=tetrafluoroboric acid adduct (24
mg), potassium fluoride (80 mg) and tris(dibenzylideneacetone)
dipalladium (0) (27 mg) in tetrahydrofuran (8 ml) was stirred
at room temperature for 2 days under argon atmosphere. Added
thereto was a saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution and
the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was

dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 90:10 - 70:30)
to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
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(44 mg) as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 631 (M+NH4)
(3) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
-(6-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 59
(39 mg) was dissolved in 1, 4-dioxane (4 ml) -tetrahydrofuran (4

ml), and added thereto was 2N sodium hydroxide (2 ml). The
mixture was stirred at room temperature for one hour. The
mixture was made acidic by addition of an aqueous' citric acid
solution, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The

extract was washed successively with a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution and brine, and then dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure to give the desired
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(6-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-,2-thienyl-

methyl)-4-methylbenzene 60 (34 mg) as colorless powder.
APCI-Mass m/Z 463 (M+NH4).

Example 121
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(2-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl)et
hyl)benzene The target compound was obtained in a manner similar to Example

1, from 5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl)ethyl)-
benzene. APCI-Mass m/Z 478/480 (M+NH4).

Example 122
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3-dimethylaminophenyl)-2-thien
ylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3- (5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl) -4-methylbenzene 57 obtained in
Example 120 (1) arid 3-dimethylaminophenylboronic acid were used
and treated in a manner=similar to Example 120- (2) to-give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)
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ene. APCI-Mass m/Z 638 (M+H).
(2) the above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-dimethylaminophenyl)-2=thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenz
ene was treated in a manner similar to Example 106- (3) to give
the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 470 (M+H).
Example 123
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-thie
nylmethyl)benzene
(1) A mixed solution of
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 53 (1.24 g)
obtained in Example 119 -(6), 3-cyanophenylboronic acid (270
ml), bis (triphenylphosphine) palladium (II) dichloride (54 mg)
and 2M aqueous sodium carbonate solution (2.3 ml), in
1,2-dimethoxyethane (12 ml) was heated under refluxfor4 hours.
The mixture was diluted with ethyl acetate and washed
successively with a saturate aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution and brine. The mixture was dried over sodium sulfate,
and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The

residue was purified by si-lica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 7:1 - 5:1) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene (1.12 g) as
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 849/851 (M+NH4).

(2) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-benzyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene was used and
treated in a manner similar to Example 3- (3) to give the target
compound as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 489/491 (M+NH4)
Example 124
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)r4-methyl-3-(5-(5-pyrimidinyl)-2-thie
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(1) A mixed solution of
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 57 (600 mg)
obtained in Example 120-(1), tri-n-butyl(5-pyrimidinyl)tin

(600 mg), tri-tert-butylphosphine=tetrafluoroboric acid
adduct (116 mg), cesium fluoride (414 mg), and
tris(dibenzylideneacetone) dipalladium (0) (91 mg) in
1,4-dioxane (18 ml) was heated under reflux at 100 C for 3 hours
under argon atmosphere. Insoluble materials were filtered off,

and the filtrate was diluted with ethyl acetate and washed with
brine. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and
the residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 75:25 - 40:60) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-(5
, .,
-(5-pyrimidinyl)-2-thienylmethyl) benzene (266 mg) as
colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 597 (M+H)

(2) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-(5
-(5-pyrimidinyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene was used and treated
in a manner similar to Example 106-(3) to give the target
compound as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 429 (M+H)
Example 125
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(2-phenyl-5-thiazolylmeth
ylbenzene
The target compound was prepared in a manner similar to Example
1, starting from
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-phenyl-5-thiazolylmethyl)benzene.
APCI-Mass m/Z 448/450 (M+H).
Example 126
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)!4-chloro-3-(5-(3-pyridyl)-2-thienyl-
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(1) 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)
-4-chloro-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)benzene obtained in
Example 19 was used and treated in a manner similar to Example
106-(1) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-

glucopyranosyl)4-chloro-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 590/592 (M+NH4).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-
4-chloro-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)benzene and
tri-n-butyl(3-pyridyl)tin were used and treated in a manner

similar to Example 124 to give the target compound as colorless
powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 448/450 (M+H)

Example 127
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3-cyanophenyl)-2-thienyl-
, .15 methyl)-4-methylbenzene

(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)

-3- (5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl) -4-methylbenzene 57 obtained in
Example 120-(1) and 3-cyanophenylboronic acid were used and
treated in a manner similar to Example 120-(2) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3-cyano
phenyl) -2-thienylmethyl) -4-methylbenzene. APCI-Mass m/Z 637
(M+NH4 ) .

(2) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3-cyano
phenyl) -2-thienylmethyl) -4-methylbenzene was used and treated
in a manner similar to Example 106-(3) to give the target
compound as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 469 (M+NH9)
Example 128
1-(P-D=glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-pyrazinyl-2-thienyl-
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ci ci
CI COat-Bu ~ CO2t-Bu
I ~ COzt-Bu
OH OMe
O 0 5OTMS 0 ,,OH
Br
61 O OTMS TMSO _ OTMS HO OH
TMSO OTMS OTMS OH
OTMS 2 62 63

ci ci ci 0
~ CO2t-Bu ~ CO2H S
Br
OMe OMe -` OMe
O 11,OAc 0 ,,,OAc S 0 ,,OAc
AcO OAc Ac0 _ OAc I~ Br AcO OAc
OAc OAc 66 OAc
64 65 67
CI OH CI OH ci

Br Br s Br
OMe OMe
O ,,,OAc 0 ,OH ---
O OH 11
Ac0 OAc HO OH HO OH
OAc OH OH
68 69 70

ci ci ci
J_OAc Br N ~ o ~N
n-Bu3Sn N\ 0 OAc 0 ,,,OH
Ac0 Ac ~N Ac0 _ OAc HO OH
OAc 71 72 OAc 73 OH
74
In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) A solution of mesityl bromide (4.74 g) in tetrahydrofuran
(100 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto
was added dropwise t-butyl lithium (1.43 M pentane solution,
33 ml) . The mixture was stirred at -30 to -20 C for one hour,
and then, a mixed solution of t-butyl 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoate
61 (4.94 g) and

2,3,4,6-tetrakis-0-trimethylsilyl-D-glucono-1,5-lactone 2
(see USP 6,515,117) (11.10 g) in tetrahydrofuran (70 ml) was
added dropwise thereto at -78 C. The mixture was stirred at
the same temperature for one hour to give a compound 62. Without
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(3.75 ml) in methanol (50 ml) was added to the reaction solution,
and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 18 hours.
To the mixture was added a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen
carbonate solution at 0 C, and the mixture was extracted with

ethyl acetate twice. The extract was washed with brine, dried
over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was purifiedby silica gel column
chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 19:1) to give a methyl
ether compound 63 (4.55 g) of the lactol as pale yellow powder.
APCI-Mass m/Z 422/424 (M+NH4).
(2) The compound 63 was treated in a manner similar to Example
106- (1) to give the compound 64. APCI-Mass m%Z 590/592 (M+NH4) .
(3) A solution of the above compound 64 (7.10 g) in formic
acid (50 ml) was stirred at 50 C for 30 minutes. The solvent

was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was
subjected to azeotropic distillation with toluene, twice, to
give a compound 65 as colorless powder. Without further
purification, this compound was dissolved in dichloromethane
(50 ml). Added thereto were oxalyl chloride (1.3 ml) and
N,N-dimethylformamide (one-drop), and the mixture was stirred
at room temperature overnight. The solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure to give a corresponding acid chloride,
which was dissolved in dichloroethane (50 ml), without further
purification. To the solution was added 2-bromothiophene 66

(2.63 g) and the mixture was cooled to 0 C. Added gradually
thereto was aluminum chloride (8.26 g), and subsequently, the
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes. The
reaction mixture was poured into ice-cold water, and the mixture
was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed

successively with water, a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen
carbonate solution and brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and
the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue
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acetate =10:1-5:1) to give a compound 67 (7.01 g) as pale
yellowish powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 678/680 (M+NH4).

(4) The above ketone compound 67 (7.01 g) was dissolved in
ethanol (50 ml), and thereto was added sodium borohydride

(401mg), and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for
30minutes. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,
and the residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate. The solution
was washed with successively with water, 2N aqueous
hydrochloride acid solution, a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution and brine, and dried over sodium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to
give a compound 68 as pale yellow powder, which was dissolved
in methanol (50 ml) without further purification. To the
solution, sodium methoxide (28omethanol solution, 5 drops) was
added, and then the mixture was stirred at room temperature for
2.5 hours. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure
to give a deacetylated compound 69 as pale yellow powder.
Without further purification, it was dissolved in
dichloromethane (170 ml) - acetonitrile (70 ml), and added

thereto was triethylsilane -(10. 2 ml) , and the mixture was cooled
to 0 C. Added dropwise thereto was boron trifluoride = diethyl
ether complex (8.1 ml), and the mixture was stirred at room
temperature for 5 hours. To the mixture was added a saturated
aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and the mixture was

extracted with ethyl acetate, and the extract was dried over
magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure to give a crude
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-thienylmethyl)4-chlorob
enzene 70 as pale brown powder. Without further purification,
this was dissolved in dichloromethane (30ml), and added thereto
were acetic anhydride,(10.0 ml), pyridine (8.57 ml) and

4-dimethylaminopyridine (258 mg), and the mixture was stirred
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under reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in ethyl
acetate, and the solution was washed successively with water,
1N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution, a saturated aqueous
sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and brine. The solution was

dried over sodium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was crystallized from methanol
to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3=(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)4-chlorobenzene 71 (3.17 g) as colorless
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 634/636 (M+NH4).
( 5 ) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)4-chlorobenzene 71 (600 mg) was dissolved in
1,4-dioxane (11 ml) . Added thereto were
tri-n-butyl(pyrazinyl)tin 72 (720 mg),
tetrakis (triphenylphosphine) palladium (0) (206 mg) and copper
(I) iodide (51 mg), and the mixture was stirred under heating
at 100 C for 1.5 hours, under irradiation by a microwave (500
W). The mixture was diluted with ethyl acetate, the insoluble
materials were filtered off, and the filtrate was washed with
water. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate =75:25-30:70), and crystallized from
hexane-diethyl ether to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
-pyrazinyl-2-thienylmethyl) benzene 73 (263 mg) as pale yellow
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 617/619 (M+H).

(6) The above
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5
-pyrazinyl-2-thienylmethyl) benzene 73 was used and treated in
a manner similar to Example 106-(3)=to give the desired
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-pyrazinyl-2-thienylmet
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( M+H ) .

Example 129
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-ethoxybenzo[b]thiophen
-2-ylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)ben
zene was used and treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to
give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 482/484'(M+NH4).

Example 130
1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thie
nylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 57 obtained in
i =f
Example 120-(1) and 3-formylphenylboronic acid were used and
treated in a manner similar to Example 120- (2) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-formylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene.
APCI-Mass m/Z 640 (M+NH4).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-[i-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-formylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(100 mg) was dissolved in dichloromethane (2 ml), and added
thereto was (diethylamino) sulfur trifluoride (0.30 ml). The
mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. Water was

added to the mixture and the mixture was extracted with
chloroform. The extract was washed with brine and dried over
magnesium sulfate, and then, the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate =9:1-1:1) to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylben
zene (82 mg). APCI-Mass m/Z 662 (M+NH4) .
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1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylben
zene was used and treated in a manner similar to Example 120- (3)
to give the desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)
-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)=4-methylben
zene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 494 (M+NH4)

Example 131
1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-phenyl-3-pyridylmethyl
)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-phenyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene was
used and treated in a manner similar to Exainple 1 to give the
target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 442/444 (M+H)

In a manner similar to the method disclosed in any of the above
Examples, the compounds shown in Table 4 below were prepared
from corresponding starting materials. The numbers shown in
a column of "preparation method" in the Table indicates the
Example number, according to which the preparation was carried
out in the similar manner.-

0


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Table 4

A S
C H2 C R4a
O ~~~~OH

HO OH
OH
Preparation
Examples Ring A R4a Method APCI-Mass (m/Z)
CH3

\ / \
1 3 2 CF3 1 512
(M+NH4)
CH3

1 3 3 1 512
(M+NH4)
CF3
CH3

134 /\ CH2CH3 4 472 (M+NH4)
CH3

1 3 5 I\ /\ CH3 4 458(M+NH4)
CH3

1 3 6 I\ \/ C 4 486(M+NH4)
F

1 3 7 / I\ Cl 1 456/458(M+NH4)


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CH3

1 3 8 I\ 2 458(M+NH4)
CH3

CF3
1 3 9 2 498(M+NH4)
CH3

140 I\ - 1 472 (M+NH4)
H2CH3
CH3

141 I \ ~ ~ 1 428(M+H)
N

CI
142 I\ ~ 4 488/490(M+NH4)
s F

CH3
N
1 4 3 I\ ~~ 1 428(M+H)
CH3

144 I\ ~~ OCH3 1 474(M+NH4)
CH3
0
145 ~\O > 1 488(M+NH4)
/

CH3
146 I\ , N- 1 463(M+NH4)
F


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CH3

1 4 7 C F 3 1 436(M+NH4)
CH3

1 4 8 I\ ~ ~ 1 468(M+NH4)
S F

CH3
149 I\ ~~ 1 462(M+NH4)
F

CH3
N CH3
1 5 0 ~ CHs 103 484(M+H)
CH3
CH3

151 &CN 124 469(M+NH4)
CI
N
1 5 2 I\ ~ I\ 122 498/500(M+H)
CI
N
1 5 3 --/\y D 128 454/456(M+H)
S

CI
154 S~ 2 470 / 472 (M+NH4)
CI

1 5 5 O CN 122 489/491(M+NH4)


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CI

15 6 I\ N_ 122 466/468(M+H)
F
Example 157 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-
isopropyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-isopropyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmeth

yl ) benzene was treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to give
the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 496/498 (M+NH4)

Example 158 1-([i-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methy.l-3-(2-
thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene 57 (12.0'g) obtained
in Example 120-(1) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (120 ml)
and methanol (360 ml), and added thereto were triethylamine
(24.2 ml) and 10% palladium carbon catalyst (wet, 3.6 g), and

the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 18 hours under
hydrogen atmosphere under normal pressure. The insoluble
materials were filtered off, washed with tetrahydrofuran, and
the filtrate was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was dissolved in chloroform, washed successively with

a 5% aqueous citric acid solution, a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution and water, and dried over sodium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,
and the residue was recrystallized from ethanol to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-
(2-thienylmethyl)benzene (7.79 g) as colorless crystals.
APCI-Mass m/Z 536 (M+NH4).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
~
glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl3-(2-thienylmethyl)benzene was
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desired 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-(2-thienyl-
methyl)benzene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 368 (M+NH4)
Example 159 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-

thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene

(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-
3-(2-thienylmethyl)benzene (11.08 g) obtained in Example
158-(1) was dissolved in chloroform (100ml), and added dropwise
thereto at 0 C was a solution of bromine (3.71 g) in chloroform

(13 ml) . The mixture was stirred at 0 C for 1.5 hours, and then,
at room temperature for 1 hour, and the mixture was poured into
a 10% aqueous sodium thiosulfate solution and a saturated
aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution. The mixture was
extracted twice with chloroform, washed with brinet and dried

over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 80:20 - 67:33)
to give
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene (7.13 g) as a colorless solid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 614/616 (M+NH4).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
was treated in a manner similar to Example 106- (3) to give the
desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-
4-methylbenzene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 446/448
( M+NH4 ) .

Example 160 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-phenyl-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene

2-Phenylthiophene and 3-bromobenzadlehyde was treated in a
manner similar to Example 4 to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 430 (M+NH4).


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Example 161 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-cyano-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(1)
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene (500 mg) obtained in Example
159-(1) was dissolved in N,N-dimethylacetamide (10 ml), and
added thereto were zinc cyanide (98 mg),
tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0) (77 mg),
1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene (47 mg) and zinc power
(14 mg). The mixture was heated under stirring at 120 C
overnight. The reaction solution was cool'ed, diluted with
ethyl acetate and water, and the insoluble materials were
filtered off. The organic layer of the filtrate was washed
twice with water and successively washed with brine. After
drying the same over sodium sulfate, the solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica
gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:0 -
50:50) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-P-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-cyano-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(207 mg) as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 561 (M+NH4)
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-cyano-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
was treated in a manner similar to Example 106- (3) to give the

desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-cyano-2-thienylmethyl)-
4-methylbenzene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 393
(M+NH4) .

Example 162 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-fluoro-3-(5-(2-
pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)naphthalene
4-Bromo-l-fluoro-2-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)naphthale
ne was treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 482 (M+H).


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Example 163 1-(R-D-qlucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl) -4-chlorobenzene 71 obtained in Exarnple 128- (4)
was treated in a manner similar to Example 106- (3) to give the
target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 466/468 (M+NH4).

Example 164 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-(5-(2-
pyrimidinyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene obtained in Example 159-(1)
and tri-n-butyl (2-pyrimidinyl) tin 54 were treated in a manner
similar to Example 128- (5) and (6) to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 429 (M+H).

Example 165 1-([i-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-methyl-3-(5-(2-
thiazolyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-[3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-

thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene obtained in Example 159-(1)
and tri-n-butyl(2-thiazolyl)tin were treated in a manner
similar to Example 128-(5) and (6) to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 434 (M+H).

Example 166 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-ethyl-3-
pyridylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene was
treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 394/396 (M+H)
Example 167 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chl.oro-3-(6-
ethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
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obtained in Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner
similar to Example 4 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass
m/Z 466/468 (M+H)

Example 168 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-fluoro-
3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 71 (500 fng) obtained
in Example 128- (4) was dissolved in 1, 2-dimethoxyethane (15 ml ),

and added thereto were 6-f luoropyridine-3-boronic, acid 58 (228
mg), tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) (94 mg) and
cesium fluoride (738 mg) . The mixture was heated under reflux
for 30 minutes. The reaction solution was poured into a
saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and the

mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was
washed with brine and dried over magnesium sulfate, and the
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 75:25 - 60:40) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-
tetra-O-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-fluoro-
3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene (454 mg) as a colorless
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 634/636 (M+H).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-2-thieny
lmethyl)benzene was treated in a manner similar to Example

106-(3) to give the desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-
4-chloro-3-(5-(6-fluoro-3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 483 (M+NH4), 466 (M+H)
Example 169 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-

methoxy-3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
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and 6-methoxypyridine-3-boronic acid were treated in a manner
similar to Example 168 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass
m/Z 478/480 (M+H).

Example 170 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-
methoxy-2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-bromo-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 71 obtained in Example 128- (4)
and tri-n-butyl(6-methoxy-2-pyridyl)tin (see Gros, Philippe;

Fort, Yves. Synthesis (1999) , 754-756) were treated in a manner
similar to Example 128- (5) and (6) to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 478/480 (M+H).

Example 171 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(1-oxo-2-
isoindolinylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(1-oxo-2-isoindolynilmethyl)benzene was
treated in a manner similar to Example 2 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 437/439 (M+NH4).

Example 172 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(1-phenyl-4-
pyrazolylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(1-phenyl-4-pyrazolylmethyl)benzene was
treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 431/433 (M+H).
Example 173 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-ethoxy-
2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 71 obtained in Example

128-(4) and tri-n-butyl(6-ethoxy-2-pyridyl)tin (see WO
00/74681) were treated in a manner similar to Example 128-(5)
to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(i-D-
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lmethyl) benzene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 660/662
( M+H ) .
(2) The above 1- (2, 3, 4, 6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(6-ethoxy-2-pyridyl)-2-thieny
lmethyl)benzene (245 mg) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (5

ml) , added thereto was a solution of sodium hydride (oil, 9 mg)
in ethanol (5 ml), and the mixture was stirred at room
temperature for 2 hours. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (chloroform:methanol = 100:0 - 90:10) to
give the desired 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-
3-(5-(6-ethoxy-2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)'benzene (145 mg)
as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 429/494 (M+H)

Example 174 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-n-
propyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-n-propyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethy
1) benzene was treated in a manner similar to Example 1 to give
the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 496/498 (M+NH4).
Example 175 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(6-(2-
fluoroethyloxy)benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-(2-fluoroethyloxy)benzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl ) benzene was treated in a manner similar to Example 1

to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 500/502 (M+NH4).
Example 176 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(4-
difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene from Example 159-(1)
and 4-formylphenylboronic acid were treated in a manner similar
to Example 168-(1) to give
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lphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene as a colorless
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 640 (M+NHq). ,
(2) The above 1- (2, 3, 4, 6-tetra-0-acetyl-P-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(4-formylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-me
thylbenzene was treated in a manner similar to Exainple 130- (2)
to give the desired 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmeth
yl)-4-mehylbenzene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 662
(M+NH4) .
(3) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-P-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene was treated in a manner similar
to Example 106- (3) to give the desired 1- (P-D-glucopyranosyl )-
3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methyl-

benzene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 494 (M+NH4)
Example 177 1-(R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3,4-
difluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-

bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene obtained in Example
159-(1) and 3,4-difluorophenylboronic acid were treated in a
manner similar to Example 168- (1) to give 1- (2, 3, 4, 6-tetra-0-
acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3,4-difluorophenyl)-2-

thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene as colorless crystals.
APCI-Mass m/Z 648 (M+NHq).
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-
glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-(3,4-difluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
4-methylbenzene was treated in a manner similar to Example
106-(3) to give the desired 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-

(5-(3,4-difluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-4-methylbenzene as
colorless powder. APCI~Mass m/Z 480 (M+NH4)

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difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 71 obtained in Example
128-(4) and 3-formylphenylboronic acid were treated in a manner
similar to Example 168- (1) to give 1- (2, 3, 4, 6-tetra-0-acetyl-
(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(3-formylphenyl)-2-thieny
lmethyl)benzene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 660/662
(M+NH9) .
(2) The above 1- (2, 3, 4, 6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-

glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(3-formylphenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene was treated in a manner similar to
Example 130-(2) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-
glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-th
ienylmethyl) benzene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z

682/684 (M+NH4)
(3) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene was treated in a manner similar to
Example 120-(3) to give the desired 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-

4-chloro-3-(5-(3-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benz
ene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 514/516 (M+NH4)
Example 179 1-((3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(4-
difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-R-D-glucopyranosyl)-3-(5-
bromo-2-thienylmethyl)-4-chlorobenzene 71 obtained in Example
128-(4) and4-formylphenylboronic acid were treated in a manner
similar to Example 168-(1) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-

acetyl-(3-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(4-formylphenyl)-
2-thienylmethyl) benzene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z
660/662 (M+NH4) .
(2) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-p-D-
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thienylmethyl)benzene was treated in a manner similar to
Example 130-(2) to give 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-
R-D-glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-
2-thienylmethyl)benzene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z
682/684 (M+NH4)

(3) The above 1-(2,3,4,6-tetra-0-acetyl-(3-D-
glucopyranosyl)-4-chloro-3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-th
ienylmethyl) benzene was treated in a manner similar to Example
120-(3) to give the desired 1-(P-D-glucopyranosyl)-
4-chloro-3-(5-(4-difluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 514/516 (M+NH4)
The compounds shown in Table 5 below were prepared in a
manner similar to one of the above Examples from"the
corresponding starting materials.

Table 5
EA CH2 B
O ,,~~OH

HO OH
OH
A CH2 APCI-Mass
Examples
(m/Z)
Me F

180 S 480
( M+NH4 )
, F


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CI

181 ~s F 500/502
( M+NH4 )
F
CI
182 Is CHF2 532/534
(M+NH4)
F
CI
S HN-N 437/439*
183 (M-H)
N' (*ESI-Mass)
Me

184 s F 496/498
( M+NH4 )
CI
CI
I-zz / / ~ 454/456
185 S (M+H)
CI
S N=N 470/472
186 N'N'Me (M+NH4)
CI F
187 Is ~ l 500/502
( M+NH q )
F
CI
188 s F 516/518
(M+NH4)
CI
CI

189 ~ S 454/456
(M+H)
Me
S
190 0"N ~ (M458
+H)
OMe


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Me

191 ~ \ OMe 458
N (M+H)
Me

192 S S 434
(M+H)
Me

193 S ~ 450
S (M+NH4)
CI
194 s CN 507/509
( M+NH4 )
F
Me
S 488
195 Q (M+NH4)
OEt
CI

196 S 482/484
( M+NH4 )
OEt
CI
S 437/439
197 N~N (M+H)
CI

198 ~ F 507/509
/ ( M+NH4 )
CN
CI
Nb 406/408
199 (M+H)
CI

200 \ ~N 466/468
(M+H)
F


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Me
S
N 446
201 (M+H)
F
Me

202 ~ J 434
S (M+H)
Me

203 s F 487
(M+NH4)
CN
Me

204 s 487
(M+NH4)
F
Me

205 F 512
( M+NH4 )
CHF2
CI

206 O \ ~ 530/532
( M+NH4 )
OCHF2
.Me
10
( M+NH4 )
207 0~-q
OCHF2
Me

208 IS / CN 470
N ( M+NH4 )
CI

209 S / CN 490/492
N (M+NH4)
CI

210 S 504/506
I / r I ~ ~ OCHFZ (M+NH4)


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Me

211 S 484
OCHF2 (M+NH4)
Me

212 O~N S ~ 470
(M+NH4)
CN
CI
213 s 490/492
( M+NHq )
CN
Me

214 S N 417
o-
N ( M+H )
Reference Example 1
3-Bromo-l-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) A solution of 1, 3-dibromobenzene (3. 7 g) in tetrahydro-
furan (25 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and
thereto was added dropwise-n-butyl lithium (2.44 M hexane
solution, 5.55 ml). The reaction mixture was stirred at the
same temperature for 10 minutes, and thereto was added dropwise
a solution of 5-ethyl-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde (2.0 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) . The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes, and thereto was added a saturated
ammonium chloride solution, and the reaction mixture was warmed
to room temperature. The mixture was extracted with ethyl
acetate, and the extract was dried over magnesium sulfate, and
the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 97:3 - 85:15) to give
3-bromophenyl-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethanol (2.97 g) as a pale
yellow syrup. APCI-Mass m/Z 279/281 (M+H-H20).


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(2) The above 3-bromophenyl-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethanol
(2.90 g) was dissolved in dichloromethane (38 ml), and the
mixture was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere. To the
mixture were added triethylsilane (6.18 ml) and boron

trifluoride = diethyl ether complex (2. 45 ml) , and the mixture
was gradually warmed to room temperature over a period of one
hour. The mixture was basified with a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution, and the dichloromethane layer was
collected, dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue,was purified
by silica gel column chromatography (hexane) to give the desired
3-bromo-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene (2.57 g) as a
colorless syrup. APCI-Mass m/Z 281/283 (M+H)

Reference Example 2
5-Bromo-l-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-pyridin-2-one
5-Bromo-lH-pyridin-2-one (1.04 g) and 4-ethylbenzyl

bromide (1.43 g) were dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (15
ml), and thereto was added potassium carbonate (1.66 g) . The
mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight, diluted with

ethyl acetate, and washed successively with water and brine.
The extract was dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 10:1 - 3:1) to give

5-bromo-l-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-pyridin-2-one (1.58 g) as
colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 292/294 (M+H)

Reference Example 3


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MeMe
Me++Me
HO, B,OH O.B,O

OTIPS OTIPS OTIPS
O, ,,0 O, ,.O
tB~~Si:tBu 75 tBu'Si.tBu 76 tBu'Si.tBu 7

In the above scheme, the symbols are as defined above.
(1) A solution of silylated glucal 75 (see Parker et al., Org.
Lett. 2000, 2, 497-499) (7.00 g) in tetrahydrofurah (70 ml) was
cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere. Thereto was added

dropwise t-butyl lithium (1.45M pentane solution, 49.0ml) over
a period of 10 minutes. The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 15 minutes, and then warmed to room temperature,
and further stirred for 30 minutes. The mixture was cooled
again to -78 C, and thereto was added trimethyl borate (8.90
ml) in one portion. After 15 minutes, the reaction solution
was warmed to room temperature over a period of one hour, and
thereto was added water (100 ml) at 0 C. The mixture was stirred
for 30 minutes, and extracted twice with diethyl ether. The
extract was washed with water, and then washed with brine. The
resultant was dried over maghesium sulfate, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give the compound 76, which
was used in the subsequent reaction without further
purification.
(2) The whole amount of the above compound 76 was dissolved
in toluene (65 ml) , and thereto was added pinac.ol (2.24 g) . The
mixture was stirred at room temperature under argon atmosphere
for 17 hours. The reaction solution was poured into water, and
the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate, and the extract

was washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to give the
compound 7 (10.4 g) as a yellow semisolid, which was used in
the subsequent reaction without further purification.
APCI-Mass m/Z 569 (M+H).


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Reference Example 4 5-Bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde
(1) Methyl 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoate (see Japanese
Unexamined Patent Publication No. 9-263549) (16.12 g) was
dissolved in methanol (100 ml), and thereto was'added 10%

aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (50 ml). The mixture was
stirred at 50 C for 40 minutes. Under ice-cooling, the mixture
was adjusted to pH 1 by addition of 10% aqueous hydrochloric
acidsolution, and diluted with water. Precipitated powder was
collected by filtration, and dried to give
5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid (14.1 g) . ESI-Mass m/Z 213/215
(M-H).
(2) The above 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid (10.0 g) was
suspended in dichloromethane (100 ml), and thereto were added
oxalyl chloride (8.1 ml) and N,N-dimethylformamide (2 drops)
The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4 hours. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to give
5-bromo-2-methylbenzoyl chloride. This benzoyl chloride was
dissolved in dichloromethane (200 ml), and thereto was added

N,O-dimethylhydroxylamine hydrochloride (12.3 g). To the
mixture was added dropwise triethylamine (20 ml) at 0 C, and
the mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was extracted with ethyl acetate, and washed successively with
water, 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid solution, water, a
saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and brine.
The extract was dried over sodium sulfate, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-methylbenzamide (12.25 g) as oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 258/260 (M+H).
(3) A solution of the above
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-methylbenzamide (12.2 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (100 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon


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atmosphere. To the mixture was added dropwise diisobutyl
aluminum hydride (1.0 M toluene solution, 75 ml), and the
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for one hour. 10%
aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (50 ml) was added thereto,

and the mixture was warmed to room temperature.' The mixture
was extracted with ethyl acetate twice, and washed successively
with a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and
brine. The extract was dried over magnesium sulfate, and the
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was

solidified to give 5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde (8.73 g).
APCI-Mass m/Z 213/215 (M+H+MeOH-H20).

Reference Example 5
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid (5.00 g) was suspended in
dichloromethane (10ml), and thereto were added oxalyl chloride
(2.2 ml) and N,N-dimethylformamide (2 drops ). The mixture was
stirred at room temperature for 6 hours. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoyl ch-loride. This compound and
2-ethylthiophene (2. 38 g) were dissolved in dichloromethane (20
ml), and thereto was added aluminum chloride (3.11 g) at 0 C.
The mixture was stirred at the same temperature for one hour.
The reaction mixture was poured into a cold 10% aqueous
hydrochloric acid solution, and the mixture was extracted with
ethyl acetate. The extract was washed successively with 10%
aqueous hydrochloric acid solution, water, a saturated aqueous
sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and brine, and dried over
magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:1) to give
5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl 5-ethyl-2-thienyl ketone (5.29 g) as an
oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 329/331 (M+H).


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(2) A solution of the above 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl
5-ethyl-2-thienyl ketone (5.29 g) in dichloromethane (50 ml)
- acetonitrile (50 ml) was cooled under ice-cooling, and thereto
were added dropwise triethylsilane (7.69 ml) and boron

trifluoride = diethyl ether complex (6.1 ml) Siibsequently,
the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3.5 hours, and
was cooled again under ice-cooling. To the mixture was added
a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and the
mixture was extracted with chloroform, washed with brine, and

'dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane) to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene (4.52 g)
as a colorless liquid.
Reference Example 6
3-Bromo-l-(5-n-propyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
3-Bromobenzoic acid and 2-n-propylthiophene were used and
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give the
target compound. -

Reference Example 7
5-Bromo-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)2-methoxybenzene
(1) A solution of 2-ethylthiophene (3.00 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (36 ml ) was cooled to 0 C under argon atmosphere,
and thereto was added dropwise n-butyl lithium (1.56 M hexane
solution, 17.1 ml). The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes, and cooled to -78 C, and thereto
was added"dropwise a suspension of
5-bromo-2-methoxybenzaldehyde (5.74 g) in tetrahydrofuran (60
ml) . The mixture was sti,rred at the same temperature for 2 hours,
warmed to 0 C, and thereto was added a saturated aqueous
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ethyl acetate, and the extract was washed with brine, and dried
over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:0 - 85:15) to give

5-bromo-2-methoxyphenyl-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethanol (5.99 g)
as a pale yellow syrup. APCI-Mass m/Z 309/311 (M+H-H20)
(2) The above
5-bromo-2-methoxyphenyl-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethanol was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1- (2) to give
5-bromo-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methoxybenzene as oil.

APCI-Mass m/Z 311/313 (M+H).

Reference Example 8 3-Bromo-l-(5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)-4-
methoxybenzene
2-Ethylthiophene and 3-bromo-4-methoxybenzaldehyde were used
and treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give
the target compound.

Reference Example 9
3-Bromo-l-(4-n-propyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 3-n-Propylthiophene and 3-bromobenzaldehyde were used and
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7-(1) to give
3-bromophenyl-4-n-propyl-2-thienyl methanol. APCI-Mass m/Z
293/295 (M+H-H20).
(2) A solution of the above
3-bromophenyl-4-n-propyl-2-thienyl methanol (2.4 g) in
acetonitrile (10 ml) was added dropwise to a mixed solution of
chlorotrimethylsilane (4.54 ml) and sodium iodide (5.36 g) in
acetonitrile (10 ml) at 0 C, over a period of 2 hours. The
mixture was further stirred at room temperature for 5 minutes,
and cooled again to 0 C., An aqueous solution (10 ml) of sodium
hydroxide (1. 0 g) was added thereto, and the mixture was stirred
at 0 C for 0.5 hours. The mixture was extracted with ethyl


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acetate, washed successively with an aqueous sodium thiosulfate
solution, water and brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane) to

give 3-bromo-l-(4-n-propyl-2-thienyl)benzene (1.'97 g) as
colorless oil.

Reference Example 10
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-n-propyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chlorobenozoic acid and 2-n-propylthio,phene were

used and treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 5 to
give the target compound.

Reference Example 11
5-Bromo-2-methoxy-l-(5-n-propyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-n-Propylthiophene and 5-bromo-2-methoxybenzaldehyde were
used and treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to
give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 325/327 (M+H).

Reference Example 12 -
3-Bromo-l-(4-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
3-Ethylthiophene and 3-bromobenzaldehyde were used and treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 281/283 (M+H)
Reference Example 13
3-Bromo-l-(4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) To a solution of 5-ethyl-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde (6.0
g) in N,N-dimethylformamide (60 ml) was added
N-chlorosuccinimide (8.57 g), and the mixture was stirred at
room temperature for 2 hours, and subsequently stirred under
heating at 60 C for 2 hours. N-chlorosuccinimide (4.00 g) was
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heating at 60 C for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was poured
into water, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate,
washed with brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was

purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 33:1) to give
4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde (3.1 g) as
colorless oil.
(2) The above 4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1 to give
3-bromo-l-(4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene as
yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 347/349 (M+H+MeOH).

Reference Example 14
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
(1) To a solution of 4-keto-4, 5, 6, 7-tetrahydrothianaphthene
(9.83 g) in ethylene glycol (100 ml) were added hydrazine
hydrate (10.4 ml) and potassium hydroxide (13.0 g), and the

mixture was stirred under argon atmosphere at 190 C for 4 hours.
The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and poured
into water, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate.
The extract was washed with water, and dried over sodium sulfate.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the

residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane) to give 4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothianaphthene (2.75g) as
colorless oil.
(2) The above 4, 5, 6, 7-tetrahydrothianaphthene was treated in
a manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophen-2-yl
methyl)benzene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 341/343
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Reference Example 15
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-ethyl-4-methyl-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(3) 2-Acetyl-3-methylthiophene was treated in a manner

similar to Reference Example 14 to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 329/331 (M+H).

Reference Example 16
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-thieno[3,2-b]thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid was treated in a manner

similar to Reference Example 4-(2) and (3) to give
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde. APCI-Mass m/Z 233/'235
(M+H+MeOH-H20) .
(2) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde and
thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (see Fuller, L.; Iddon, B.; Smith, K.
A. J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans 1 1997, 3465 - 3470) were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-thieno[3,2-b]thienylmethyl)benzene as
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 343/345 (M+H)
Reference Example 17
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-Chlorothiophene was treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 5 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 18
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-phenylmethyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-Benzoylthiophene was treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 14 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 377/379
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Reference Example 19
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-thienyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2,2'-Bithiophene and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in
Reference Example 16-(1) were used and treated in a manner

similar to Reference Example 9 to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 369/371 (M+H).

Reference Example 20 5-Bromo-l-
(5-(5-chloro-2-thienyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methylbenzene
(1) To a solution of 2-bromo-5-chlorothiophene (4.11 g),

thiophene-2-boronic acid (4.00 g),
tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (0) (1.20 g) and 2M
aqueous sodium carbonate solution (31.3 ml) in dimethoxyethane
(100 ml) was heated under reflux under argon atmosphere for 2.5

hours. The reaction mixture was cooled, and extracted with
ethyl acetate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane) to give
2-(5-chloro-2-thienyl)thiophene (3.37 g) as pale yellow oil.

(2) The above 2-(5-chloro-2-thienyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference Example
4-(1) were used and treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 5 to give
5-bromo-l-(5-(5-chloro-2-thienyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methyl
benzene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 383/385 (M+H).
Reference Example 21
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-Acetyl-3-chlorothiophene (see Japanese Unexamined Patent
Publication No. 2000-34230) was treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 14 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass
m/Z 347/349 (M+H).


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Reference Example 22 5-Chloro-4-methylthiophene
The target compound was prepared according to a method described
in Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication No. 10-324632.
Reference Example 23
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(5-chloro-2-thienyl)-2-thienylmethyl)
benzene
2-(5-Chloro-2-thienyl)thiophene and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoic
acid were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 5
to give the target compound.

Reference Example 24
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-trifluoromethyl-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-Trifluoromethylthiophene (see Japanese Unexamined Patent
Publication No. 2000-34239) and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde
obtained in Reference Example 16- (1) were treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 25
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 2-(2-Pyridyl)thiophene and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde
obtained in Reference Example 16- (1) were treated in a manner

similar to Reference Example 7-(1) to give
5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethanol as
colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 380/382 (M+H)
(2) A solution of the above
5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethanol
(3.52 g) in trifluoroacetic acid (45 ml) was added to a solution
of sodium borohydride (1 ; 75 g) in trifluoroacetic acid ( 45 ml ),
and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4 hours.
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The residue was basified with an aqueous potassium hydroxide
solution, and extracted with diethyl ether. The extract was
dried over sodium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was purifiedbysilica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 9:1-4:1)'to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(2.42 g) as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 364/366 (M+H).
Reference Example 26
5-Bromo-l-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-2-phenylbenzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-iodobenzoic acid (see Jorg Frahn, A.-Dieter
Schluter Synthesis 1997, 1301-1304) and2-chlorothiophene were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give
5-bromo-l-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-2-iodobenzene as
colorless oil.

(2) To a solution of the above
5-bromo-l-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-2-iodobenzene (1.0 g)
in dimethoxyethane (10 ml) were added phenylboronic acid (310
mg), bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (II) dichloride (85 mg)

and 2M aqueous sodium carbonate solution (3.8 ml), and the
mixture was stirred at 50 C overnight. Added thereto was a
saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and the
mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate and dried over sodium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,

and the residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane) to give
5-bromo-l-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-2-phenylbenzene (683
mg) as oil.

Reference Example 27 2-Chlorothieno[3,2-b]thiophene
(1) A solution of thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (see Fuller, L.;
Iddon, B. ; Smith, K. A. J. Chern. Soc. Perkin Trans 1 1997, 3465
- 3470) (1.27 g) in tetrahydrofuran (30 ml) was cooled to -78 C


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under argon atmosphere, and thereto was added dropwise n-butyl
lithium (1.59 M hexane solution, 5.70 ml) . The mixture was
stirred at 0 C for 30 minutes, and cooled again to -78 C. Added
thereto was a solution of hexachloroethane (2.14 g) in

tetrahydrofuran (5 ml). The mixture was stirred' at the same
temperature for one hour, and warmed to 0 C. Added thereto was
a saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture
was extracted with ethyl acetate. The solvent wa's evaporated
under reduced pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel
'column chromatography (hexane) to give
2-Chlorothieno[3,2-b]thiophene (1.19 g) as a solid.
Reference Example 28
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methoxybenzene
Thianaphthene was treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 7 to give the target compound. ESI-Mass m/Z
331/333 (M-H) .

Reference Example 29
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene
Thianaphthene and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in
Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 30
3-Bromo-l-(5-methylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
5-Methylbenzo[b]thiophene and 3-bromobenzaldehyde were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the
target compound.
Reference Example 31
3-Bromo-l-(6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
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dimethylsulfoxide (100 ml) were added methyl thioglycolate
(3.45 ml) and triethylamine (10 ml ), and the mixture was stirred
at 80 C overnight. The reaction mixture was poured into
ice-cold water. The mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate,

washed with water and brine, and dried over sodium siulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 7:1) to give
6-fluoro-2-methoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene (1.32 g) as
colorless powder. GC-EI-Mass m/Z 210 (M)
(2) The above 6-fluoro-2-methoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 4- (1) to
give 6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid as
colorless powder. ESI-Mass m/Z 195 (M-H)
(3) The above 6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 4-(2) to
give
6-fluoro-2-(N-methoxy-N-methylcarbamoyl)benzo[b]thiophene
as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 240 (M+H).
(4) A solution of 1, 3-dibromobenzene (4 93 mg) in tetrahydro-
furan (10 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and
thereto was added dropwise n-butyl lithium (2.44 M hexane
solution, 0.86 ml). The reaction mixture was stirred at the
same temperature for 30 minutes, and thereto was added dropwise
a solution of the above
6-fluoro-2-(N-methoxy-N-methylcarbamoyl)benzo[b]thiophene
(500 mg) in tetrahydrofuran (3 ml ). The mixture was warmed to
room temperature, and added thereto was a saturated aqueous
ammonium chloride solution. The mixture was extracted with

ethyl acetate, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
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6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-yl ketone (479 mg) as a pale yellow
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 335/337 (M+NH4).
(5) The above 3-bromophenyl 6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-yl
ketone was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
5- ( 2) to give
3-bromo-l-(6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene as a
colorless solid.

Reference Example 32
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-4-fluorobenzene
Thianaphthene and 3-bromo-4-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 7-to give the target
compound.

Reference Example 33
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-ethoxybenzene
Thianaphthene and 5-bromo-2-ethoxybenzaldehyde were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target
compound.
Reference Example 34
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-fluorobenzene
Thianaphthene and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target
compound.

Reference Example 35
2-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-4-bromo-l-methoxy-
naphthalene
2,4-Dibromo-l-methoxynaphthalene (see J. Clayden, et al. Org.
Lett., 5, (2003) 831) and benzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1 to give
the target compound.


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Reference Example 36

3-Bromo-l-(5-trifluoromethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
5-Trifluoromethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxyli6 acid was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 31- (3), (4),
and (5) to give the target compound.

Reference Example 37
3-Bromo-l-(3-methylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
3-Methylbenzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 1 to give the target
compound.

Reference Example 38
3-Bromo-l-(5-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
2,5-Difluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 31 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 39
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-4-methylbenzene
(1) 3-Bromo-4-methylbenzoic acid was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 4-(2) and (3) to give
3-bromo-4-methylbenzaldehyde as colorless crystals.

APCI-Mass m/Z 213/215 (M+H+MeQH).
(2) The above 3-bromo-4-methylbenzaldehyde and thianaphthene
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give
(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-4-methylbenzene as a
colorless solid.

Reference Example 40
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-5-methylbenzene
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were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1 to give
the target compound.

Reference Example 41
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-methylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
5-Methylbenzo[b]thiophene and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde
obtained in Reference Example 16- (1) were treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 42
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(7-methylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
7-Methylbenzo[b]thiophene (see Tilak, B. D. Tet'rahedron 9
(1960) 76-95)and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in
Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 43 _
5-Bromo-2-chloro-1=(5-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
5-Chlorobenzo[b]thiophene (see Tilak, B. D. Tetrahedron 9
(1960) 76-95)and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in
Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to

Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 44
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5,7-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
5,7-Dimethylbenzo[b]thiophene (see Yoshimura, Y. et al., J. Med.
Chem. 43 (2000) 2929-2937) and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde
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similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 45

1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methylbenezene
(1) A solution of thianaphthene (543 mg) in diethyl ether (20
ml) was cooled to 0 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto was
added dropwise n-butyl lithium (2.44 M hexane solution, 1.74
ml) The reaction mixture was stirred at the same" temperature
for 3 hours. The reaction mixture was added dropwise to a
solution of N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-methylbenzamide
(1.15 g) obtained in Reference Example 4-(2) in diethyl ether
(10 ml) cooled to -78 C. The mixture was warmed to room
temperature and stirred for one hour. Added thereto was a
saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution. The mixture was
extracted with ethyl acetate, washed with brine, and dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:0-95:5) to give
5-bromo2-methylphenyl benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl ketone (995 mg)
as a pale yellow syrup. AFCI-Mass m/Z 331/333 (M+H).
(2) The above 5-bromo2-methylphenyl benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl
ketone was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
5-(2) to give
1-(benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methylbenezene as
colorless oil.

Reference Example 46
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-methoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
6-Methoxybenzo[b]thiophene (see WO 97/25033) and
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzald,ehyde obtained in Reference Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
7 to give the target compound.


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Reference Example 47
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 4-Chloro-2-fluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 31-(1) and (2) to give
6-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid as colorless
crystals. ESI-Mass m/Z 211/213 (M-H).

(2) A solution of the above
6-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid (3.0 g) and
copper powder (1.2 g) in quinoline (20 ml) was stirred at 210aC
for 40 minutes. The mixture was cooled to ro m temperature and
diluted with diethyl ether, and insoluble materials were
filtered off. The filtrate was washed successively with 10%
aqueous hydrochloric acid solution and brine, and dried over
magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane) to give 6-chlorobenzo[b]thiophene
(1.79 g) as colorless crystals.
(3) The above 6-chlorobenz-o[b]thiophene and
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
7 to give.
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)ben
zene as colorless crystals.

Reference Example 48
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-trifluoromethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
2-Fluoro-4-trifluoromethylbenzaldehyde was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 47 to give the target
compound.


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Reference Example 49
1-Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-4-chlorobenzene
3-Bromo-4-chlorobenzoic acid was treated in a manner similar
to Reference Example 39 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 50
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
2,4-Difluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 47 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 51
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
6-Fluorobenzo[b]thiophene produced in the preparation process
of Reference Example 50 and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the
target compound.

Reference Example 52
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-3-bromo-5-chlorobenzene
1-Chloro-3,5-dibromobenzene and
benzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde were treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 1 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 53
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(7-methoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
7-Methoxybenzo[b]thiophene (see WO 02/094262) and

5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
9 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 367/369 (M+H).


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Reference Example 54
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-methoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
5-Methoxybenzo[b]thiophene (see WO 97/25033) and
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Refererice Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
9 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 367/369 (M+H)
Reference Example 55
'5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
2,5-Difluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a'manner similar to
Reference Example 47 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 56
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(7-fluoro-6-methylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
2,3-Difluoro-4-methylbenzaldehyde was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 47 to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 369/371 (M+H)-.

Reference Example 57
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(4-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
2,6-Difluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 47 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 58
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(7-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
2,3-difluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 47 to give the target compound.


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Reference Example 59

5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(4-chlorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene

2-Chloro-6-fluorobenzaldehyde was treated in a manner similar
to Reference Example 47 to give the target compbund.
Reference Example 60
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(5-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene
5-Fluorobenzo [b] thiophene produced in the preparation process
of Reference Example 55 and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the
target compound.

Reference Example 61
3-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene
(1) 3-Bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid (see Frederic Gohier et al.,
J. Org. Chem. (2003) 68 2030-2033.) was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 4-(2) to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-3-bromo=2-chlorobenzamide as oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 278/280/282 (M+H).
(2) The above N-methoxy-N-methyl-3-bromo-2-chlorobenzamide
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 45 to give
3-bromo-2-chloro-l-(benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene as a
colorless solid.

Reference Example 62
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-ethylbenzene
(1) To a solution of 2-ethylbenzoic acid (10.0 g) in

dichloromethane (50 ml ) were added oxalyl chloride (7. 0 ml ) and
N,N-dimethylformamide (3 drops) and the mixture was stirred at
room temperature for 3 hours. The solvent was evaporated under
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acid chloride was dissolved in methanol (60 ml) and the mixture
was stirred at room temperature for 3 hours, and then, the
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
dissolved in diethyl ether, and washed successively with a
saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solutibn and brine,
and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure to give methyl 2-ethylbenzoate, which was used
in the subsequent step without further purification.
(2) The above methyl 2-ethylbenzoate was mixed with molecular
sieve 13X (powder, 70 g), and while stirring the mixture,
bromine (5.2 ml) was added dropwise thereto at 80 C. The
mixture was further stirred at the same temperature for 1.5
hours. The mixture was cooled to room temperature, and added
thereto were potassium carbonate (7.4 g), water (70 ml) and
methanol (350 ml), and the mixture was stirred for 8 hours.
Insoluble materials were filtered off, and suspended in a mixed
solution of methanol (500 ml) - water (500 ml) , and the mixture
was stirred at room temperature overnight. Insoluble
materials were filtered off and the filtrate was combined with
the previously obtained filtrate, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was extracted
with ethyl acetate, and the extract was washed with brine, and
dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was distilled under reduced

pressure, to give methyl 5-bromo-2-ethylbenzoate (2.44 g).
APCI-Mass m/Z 260/262 (M+NH4).
(3) The above methyl 5-bromo-2-ethylbenzoate was treated in
a manner similar to Reference Example 4-(1) and (2) to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-ethylbenzamide as colorless oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 272/274 (M+H).
(4) The above N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-ethylbenzamide
and thianaphthene were treated in a manner similar to Reference
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1-(Benzo[b]thiop.hen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-ethylbenzene as
oil.

Reference Example 63
1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-trifluoromethyl-
benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-iodobenzoic acid (see Jorg Frahn, A.-Dieter
Schluter Synthesis 1997, 1301-1304) was treated-in a manner
similar to Reference Example 4-(2) to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-iodobenzamide as a pale yellow
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 370/372 (M+H).

(2) To a solution of the above
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-iodobenzamide (2.67 g) in
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (12 ml) were added copper (I) bromide
(124 mg) and methyl fluorosulfonyl (difluoro) acetate (1. 34 ml) ,
and the mixture was stirred under heating for 1. 5 hours. The
reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and then, a
diluted aqueous ammonia was added thereto, and the mixture was
extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with water

and brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was purified
by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:

ethyl acetate = 100:0 - 85:15) to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbenzamide (1.59
g) as colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 312/314 (M+H)

(3) The above
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbenzamide and
thianaphthene were treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 45 to give

1-(Benzo[b]thiophen-2-yl.methyl)-5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbe
nzene as a colorless solid. ESI-Mass m/Z 369/371 (M-H).
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5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-Phenylthiophene was treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 5 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 363/365
(M+H).
Reference Example 65
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(4-methylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Iodothiophene and 4-methylphenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26- (2) to give
2-(4-methylphenyl)thiophene as colorless crystals.
APCI-Mass m/Z 175 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-(4-methylphenyl)thiophene was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give

5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(4-methylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benz
ene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 377/379 (M+H)
Reference Example 66
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene -
(1) 2-Fluorobromobenzene and thiophene-2-boronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26-(2) to give
2-(2-fluorophenyl)thiophene as a colorless liquid.
(2) The above 2-(2-fluorophenyl)thiophene was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benz
ene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 381/383 (M+H)
Reference Example 67
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene ,
(1) 2-Iodothiophene and 4-fluorophenylboronic acid were
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2-(4-fluorophenyl)thiophene as colorless powder.

(2) The above 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thiophene was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l- (5- (4-f luorophenyl) -2-thienylmethyl) benz
ene as colorless powder.

Reference Example 68
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Bromothiophene and 4-ethoxyphenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 20- (1) to give
2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass
m/Z 205 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l- (5- (4-ethoxyphenyl) -2-thienylmethyl) benz
ene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 407/409 (M+H).
Reference Example 69
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(3-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Bromothiophene and 3-ethoxyphenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 20- (1) to give
2-(3-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene as colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z
205 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-(3-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
9 to give

5-bromo-2-chloro-l- (5- (3-ethoxyphenyl) -2 -thienylmethyl) ben z
ene as colorless oil. UCI-Mass m/Z 407/409 (M+H).


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Reference Example 70
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Iodothiophene and 2-ethoxyphenylboronic acid were

treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26- (2) to give
2-(2-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene as a pale yellow solid.

(2) The above 2-(2-ethoxyphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
9 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l- (5- (2-ethoxyphenyl) -2-thienylmethyl) benz
ene as colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 407/409 (M+H).
Reference Example 71
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-Phenylthiophene and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the
target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 347/349 (M+H)

Reference Example 72
5-Bromo-l-(5-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
fluorobenzene
2-(4-Ethoxyphenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
68-(1) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 391/393 (M+H)

Reference Example 73
5-Bromo-l-(5-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
fluorobenzene
2-(2-Ethoxyphenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
70-(l) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a
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compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 391/393 (M+H).

Reference Example 74
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(5-(2-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-(2-Fluorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
66-(1) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 365/367 (M+H)
Reference Example 75
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(3-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Iodothiophene and 3-fluorophenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26- (2) to give
2-(3-fluorophenyl)thiophene as oil.
(2) The above 2-(3-fluoropheny)thiophene was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give the target
compound as powder.
"
Reference Example 76 5-Bromo-
1-(5-(3-ethoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-fluorobenzene
2-(3-Ethoxyphenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
69-(1) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a

manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 391/393 (M+H)

Reference Example 77
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(5-(3-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-(3-Fluorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
75-(1) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a
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compound.

Reference Example 78
5-Bromo-2-fluoro-l-(5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-(4-Fluorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
67-(1) and 5-bromo-2-fluorobenzaldehyde were treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give the target
compound.
Reference Example 79
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmetliyl)benzene
2-Phenylthiophene and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained
in Reference Example 4- (1) were treated in a manner similar to

Reference Example 5 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z
343/345 (M+H)

Reference Example 80
5-Bromo-l-(5-(3-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
methylbenzene -
2-(3-Fluorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
75-(1) and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference
Example 4-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Refe'rence
Example 5 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 81
5-Bromo-l-(5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
methylbenzene
2-(4-Fluorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
67-(1) and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference
Example 4-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference
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Reference Example 82
5-Bromo-2-methoxy-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-Phenylthiophene was treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 7 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 359/361
( M+H ) .

Reference Example 83
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(3-methylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Bromothiophene and 3-methylphenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26-(2) to give
2-(3-methylphenyl)thiophene as colorless oil.
(2) The above 2-(3-methylphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example 4
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give
the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 357/359 (M+H)

Reference Example 84
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(3-methylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-(3-Methylphenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
83-(1) and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Reference
Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 9 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z

377/379/381 (M+H).
Reference Example 85
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-(3-chlorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
(1) 2-Bromothiophene and 3-chlorophenylboronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26- (2) to give
2-(3-chlorophenyl)thiophene as colorless oil.
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manner similar to Reference Example 5 to give the target
compound as colorless oil.

Reference Example 86
5-Bromo-l-(5-(3-chlorophenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
methylbenzene
2-(3-Chlorophenyl)thiophene obtained in Reference Example
85-(1) and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference
Example 4-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference

Example 5 to give the target compound as colorless oil.
Reference Example 87
5-Bromo-l-(5-(3-methoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
methylbenzene
(1) 3-Methoxybromobenzene and thiophene-2-boronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 26- (2) to give
2-(3-methoxyphenyl)thiophene as a yellow liquid. APCI-Mass
m/Z 191 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example 4
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give
the target compound as yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 373/375 (M+H)
Reference Example 88
4-Bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-2H-isoquinolin-l-one
4-Bromo-2H-isoquiolin-l-one (see EP0355750) was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 2 to give the target
compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 342/344 (M+H).

Reference Example 89
4-Bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-8-methyl-2H-isoquinolin-l-
one
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dichloromethane (20 ml) was added dropwise a solution of bromine
(1.26 g) in dichloromethane (4 ml) at room temperature. The
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for one hour, and
the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue

was crystallized from ether to give
4-bromo-8-methyl-2H-isoquinolin-l-one (1.86 g) as colorless
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 238/240 (M+H).
(2) The above 4-bromo-8-methyl-2H-isoquinolin-l,-one was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 2 to give the
target compound as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z
356/358M+H).

Reference Example 90
4-Bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
(1) A solution of 4-bromo-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde (4.78 g)

in tetrahydrofuran (40 ml) was cooled to 0 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto was added dropwise
4-ethylphenylmagnesium bromide (0.5 M tetrahydrofuran
solution, 50 ml). The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes,- and thereto was added a saturated
aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture was
extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine
and dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel

column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 97:3 - 84:16) to
give 4-bromo-2-thienyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol (5.37 g) as
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 279/281 (M+H-H20).
(2) The above 4-bromo-2-thienyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1- (2) to give
the target compound as colorless oil.

p


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Reference Example 91
5-Bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
5-Bromo-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 90 to give the target compound.
ESI-Mass m/Z 279/281 (M-H).

Reference Example 92
3-Bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
(1) 2,3-Dibromothiophene and 4-ethylbenzaldehyde were treated

in a manner similar to Reference Example 1-(1) to give
3-bromo-2-thienyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol as yellow oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 279/281 (M+H-H20).

(2) A solution of the above
3-bromo-2-thienyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol (12.4 g) in diethyl
ether (10 ml) was added dropwise into a suspension of lithium

aluminum hydride (2.6 g) and aluminum chloride (9.0 g) in
diethyl ether (35 ml) at 0 C. Subsequently, the mixture was
stirred at room temperature overnight, and then poured onto ice.
The mixture was extracted with diethyl ether, washed with a

saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution, and dried
over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane) to give
3-bromo-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene (8.77 g) as

colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 279/281 (M+H)
Reference Example 93
5-Bromo-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
5-Bromo-3-thiophenecarboxaldehyde (see Amishiro, N. et al.,

Chem. Pharm. Bull. 47 (1999) 1393-1403. ) was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 90 to give the target compound.
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5-Bromo-2-chloro-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chloro-3-thiophenecarboxylic acid (see Japanese
Unexamined Patent Publication No. 10-324632) was treated in a
manner similar to Reference Example 4-(2) and (3) to give

5-bromo-2-chloro-3-thiophenecarboxaldehyde as pale yellow oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 239/241/243 (M+H+MeOH-H20).

(2) The above 5-bromo-2-chloro-3-thiophenecarboxaldehyde was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 90 to give the
target compound as colorless oil.
Reference Example 95
5-Bromo-3-chloro-2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)thiophene
(1) A solution of diisopropylamine (6.8 ml) in tetrahydrofuran
(75 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto

was added dropwise n-butyl lithium (1.59M hexane solution, 30.5
ml) . The reaction mixture was stirred at the same temperature
for 30 minutes, and thereto was added dropwise a solution of
3-chloro-2-thiophenecarboxylic acid (3.92 g) in

tetrahydrofuran (40 ml) . The mixture was stirred at the same
temperature for 30 minutes; and thereto was added dropwise
1, 2-dibromo-1, 1, 2, 2-tetraf luoroethane (6.0 ml). The mixture
was stirred at the same temperature for one hour, and then,
warmed to room temperature. The mixture was poured into a
diluted aqueous hydrochloric acid solution, and the solution

was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with
brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was
crystallized from a mixed solvent of diisopropyl ether and

hexane to give 5-bromo-3-chloro-2-thiophenecarboxylic acid
(3.79 g) as a yellow solid. ESI-Mass m/Z 239/241 (M-H).
(2) The above 5-bromo-3-chloro-2-thiophenecarboxylic acid was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 94 to give
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colorless oil.

Reference Example 96
3-Bromo-l-(benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)benzene
Thianaphthene-3-carboxaldehyde was treated in a mannersimilar

to Reference Example 1 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 97
3-Bromo-l-(5-ethyl-2-furylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Ethyl-2-furaldehyde was treated in a manne,r similar to
Reference Example 1-(1) to give
3-bromophenyl-5-ethyl-2-furylmethanol as oil. APCI-Mass m/Z
263/265 (M+H-H20)
(2) The above 3-bromophenyl-5-ethyl-2-furylmethanol was

treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 9- (2) to give
the target compound as oil.

Reference Example 98
3-Bromo-l-(benzo[b]furan-2-ylmethyl)benzene
2-Benzo [b] furancarboxaldehyde was treated in a manner similar
to Reference Example 97 to give the target compound.
Reference Example 99
1-(Benzo[b]furan-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene
Benzo[b]furan and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in
Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 7 to give the target compound.

Reference Example 100
1-(Benzothiazol-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methylbenzene
(1) Benzothiazole and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde obtained
in Reference Example 4 were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 7-(1) to give


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5-bromo-2-methylphenyl-(benzothiazol-2-yl)methanol as pale
yellow crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 334/336 (M+H).
(2) To a solution of the above
5-bromo-2-methylphenyl-(benzothiazol-2-yl)methanol (2.60 g)
in dichloromethane (30 ml) -toluene (10 ml) was'added

manganese(IV) oxide (3.42 g), and the mixture was stirred at
room temperature for 3 hours. Insoluble materials were
filtered off, and the filtrate was evaporated urider reduced
pressure to give 5-bromo-2-methylphenyl benzothiazol-2-yl

'ketone (2.45 g) as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass,m/Z 332/334
(M+H).
(3) The above 5-bromo-2-methylphenyl benzothiazol-2-yl ketone
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 14- (l) to
- give 1-(benzothiazol-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-methylbenzene as
oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 318/320 (M+H).

Reference Example 101
1-(Benzothiazol-2-ylmethyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene
Benzothiazole and 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in

Reference Example 16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 100 to give the target compound. APCI-Mass
m/Z 338/340 (M+H).

Reference Example 102
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-phenyl-2-thiazolylmethyl)benzene
(1) A solution of thiazole (10.0 g), iodobenzene (2.63 ml),
tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (0) (1.36 g) and
potassium acetate (3.46 g) in N,N-dimethylacetamide (100 ml)
was stirred under heating at 100 C overnight. The solvent was

evaporated under reduced pressure, and added to the residue was
ethyl acetate. The mixture was washed successively with water
and brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
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by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate =
100:0 - 90:10) to give 5-phenylthiazole (1. 50 g) as a pale yellow
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 162 (M+H).

(2) The above 5-phenylthiazole and

5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde obtained in Refererice Example
16-(1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
100 to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(5-phenyl-2-thiazolylmethyl)benzene as a
yellow solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 364/366 (M+H).
Reference Example 103
3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-2,4-pentanedione
A suspension of sodium iodide (15.Og) in acetonitrile (100m1)
was cooled to 0 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto were added
dropwise chlorotrimethylsilane (12.7ml), 2,4-pentanedione
(2.05m1) and 4-ethylbenzaldehide (2.68g), successively. The
reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 17 hours,
and further stirred at 60 C for 10 hours. The reaction mixture
was cooled to room temperature and poured into an aqueous sodium
thiosulfate solution. The mixture was extracted with diethyl
ether, and the extract was washed with brine and dried over
magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 9:1) to give
3-(4-ethylphenylmehyl)-2,4-pentanedione (2.72g) as pale
yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 219 (M+H).

Reference Example 104 Tri-n-butyl (4-ethylphenyl) tin
To a solution of magnesium (896 mg) in tetrahydrofuran (20 ml)
was added dibromoethan (0.1 ml), and the mixture was stirred
at room temperature for 15 minutes. Thereto was added dropwise
a solution of 1-bromo-4-ethylbenzene (5.7 g) in tetrahydrofuran
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temperature for one hour. The reaction mixture was cooled to
-78 C, and thereto was added dropwise tributyltin chloride
(9.49 g) . The mixture was stirred at the same temperature for
30 minutes, and then at room temperature for one hour. To the

reaction mixture were added 10% aqueous potassium fluoride
solution and ethyl acetate, and the mixture was stirred at room
temperature for 30 minutes. Insoluble materials were filtered
off. The organic layer of the filtrate was washed with water
and brine successively, and dried over sodium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue
was purified by alumina column chromatography (hexane) to give
the desired tri-n-butyl(4-ethylphenyl)tin'(10.7 g) as
colorless oil. EI-Mass m/Z 337 (M-Bu).

Reference Example 105 4-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)pyrazole
(1) A mixed solution of 4-ethylbenzyl bromide (10.0 g),
malononitrile (6.64 g), potassium carbonate (6.94 g) and
tetra-n-butylammonium bromide (648 mg) in toluene (100 ml) was
agitated at room temperature for 17 hours. The reaction
mixture was poured into water, and the mixture was extracted
with ethyl acetate twice. The extract was washed successively
with water and brine, and dried over, sodium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl

acetate = 6:1) to give 2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)malononitrile
(3.28 g) as a colorless solid.

(2) A solution of the above
2-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)malononitrile (1.30 g) and hydrazine
hydrate (0.86 ml) in ethanol (35 ml) was heated under reflux

for 4 hours. Hydrazine hydrate (0.43 ml) was further added
thereto and the mixture was further heated under reflux for 4
hours. The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature and
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was crystallized from ethyl acetate-diethyl ether to give
3,5-diamino-4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)pyrazole (2.63 g) as pale
pink powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 217 (M+H).

(3) The above 3,5-diamino-4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)pyrazole
(1.30 g) was added to 50% aqueous phosphoric acid 'solution (19
ml ), and further added thereto was water (10 ml ). The mixture
was cooled to 0 C, and thereto was added dropwise an aqueous
solution (4 ml) of sodium nitrite (912 mg) . The' mixture was
stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes, and further

stirred at room temperature for 4 hours. The reaction mixture
was cooled again to 0 C, 10% aqueous sodium hydroxide solution
was added thereto to adjust pH of the reaction mixture to 7.
The mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate, washed

successively with water and brine, and dried over, magnesium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,
and the residue waspurified by silica gel column chromatography
(chloroform:methanol = 100:0 - 90:10) to give the desired
4-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)pyrazole (414 mg) as a pale brown
semisolid. APCI-Mass m/Z 187 (M+H)
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Reference Example 106
3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-5-methyl-lH-pyrazole
(1) 4-Ethylphenylacetic acid (3.0 g) (see Japanese Unexamined
Patent Publication 63-233975) was dissolved in dichloromethane
(15 ml), and thereto were added oxalyl chloride (6.0 ml) and
N,N-dimethylformamide (one drop) The mixture was stirred at
room temperature for 1.5 hours. The reaction mixture was
evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was
subjected to azeotropic distillation with toluene to give a

crude 4-ethylphenylacetyl chloride, which was used in the
subsequent step without further purification.

(2) A suspension of magnesium chloride (1.74 g) in
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added t-butyl acetoacetate (3.03 ml) and pyridine (2.96 ml),
and successively was added a solution of the above
4-ethylphenylacetyl chloride in dichloromethane (30 ml) The
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 2.5 hours, and

an aqueous citric acid solution was added thereto.' The mixture
was extracted with chloroform. The extract was washed with
brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was purified
by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate
=15:1) to give t-butyl
2-acetyl-4-(4-ethylphenyl)-3-oxobutyrate (4.75 g) as pale
yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 322 (M+NH4)
(3) A solution of the above t-butyl
2-acetyl-4-(4-ethylphenyl)-3-oxobutyrate in trifluoroacetic
acid ( 60 'ml ) was stirred at room temperature for 2 hours. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was dissolved in ethyl acetate, and the mixture was washed
successively with a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution and brine. The mixture was dried over sodium sulfate,

and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to give
1- (4-ethylphenyl) - 4 -hydroxy-3-penten-2 -one (4.00 g) as yellow
oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 205 (M+H).

(4) A solution of the above
1-(4-ethylphenyl)-4-hydroxy-3-penten-2-one (3.98 g) and

hydrazine hydrate (4.0 ml) in toluene (20 ml) was stirred under
heating at 100 C for 1.5 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled
to room temperature, and washed successively with water and
brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was

evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was purified
by silica gel column chromatography (chloroform:ethyl acetate
=2:1) to give 3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-5-methyl-lH-pyrazole
(3.12 g) as yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 201 (M+H).


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Reference Example 107
3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-6-hydroxypyridine
(1) To a solution of 6-chloronicotinoyl chloride (10.0 g) and
N,O-dimethylhydroxyamine hydrochloride (6.65 g) in
dichloromethane (200 ml) was added dropwise triethjlamine (17. 2
g) at 0 C. Subsequently the mixture was stirred at room
temperature overnight. The mixture was washed successively
with water, 5% aqueous citric acid solution, water and brine,
and then, dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated

under reduced pressure to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-6-chloronicotinamide (11.73 g) as pale
yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 201/203 (M+H)

(2) A solution of the
N-methoxy-N-methyl-6-chloronicotineamide (4.2 g) in
tetrahydrofuran ( 40 ml) was cooled to 0 C, and thereto was added
dropwise 4-ethylphenylmagnesium bromide (0.5 M
tetrahydrofuran solution, 55 ml) . The mixture was stirred at
0 C for 4 hours, and then at the room temperature for 10 minutes.
The reaction mixture was cooled again to 0`C, and added thereto
was 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid solution. The mixture was
extracted with ethyl acetate, and washed with brine and dried
over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 20:1) to give
6-chloro-3-pyridyl 4-ethylphenyl ketone (3.68 g) as colorless
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 246/248 (M+H).
(3) The above 6-chloro-3-pyridyl 4-ethylphenyl ketone (1.68 g)
was dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (20 ml), and thereto
were added benzylalcohol (815 ml) and 60% sodium hydride (275

mg) . The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 6 hours,
and then at 90 C for one hour. The reaction mixture was cooled
to room temperature, and water was added thereto, and the
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washed with water and subsequently with brine, and dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 100:0 - 95:5) to give
6-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl 4-ethylphenyl ketone (1.65 g) as
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 318 (M+H).
(4) The above 6-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl4-ethylphenyl ketone (865
mg) was dissolved in ethylene glycol (8. 5 ml) , and thereto were
added hydrazine hydrate (0.44 ml) and potassium hydroxide (550

mg) . The mixture was stirred under heating at 190 C for 8 hours.
The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and water
was added thereto, and the mixture was ext'racted with ethyl
acetate. The extract was washed with water three times, and
subsequently with brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
_acetate = 100:0 - 0:100) to give the desired
3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-6-hydoroxypyridine (256 mg) as
colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 214 (M+H)

Reference Example 108
3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-2-hydroxypyridine
(1) 2-Chloronicotinoyl chloride was treated in a manner similar

to Reference Example 107-(1), (2) and (3) to give
2-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl 4-ethylphenyl ketone as colorless oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 318 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl 4-ethylphenyl ketone
(1. 69 g) was dissolved in ethanol (15 ml) , and thereto was added
sodium borohydride (403 mg) , and the mixture was stirred at room

temperature for 3 hours,. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate.
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and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure to give crude
2-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol as colorless oil,
which was used in the subsequent step without further

purification.
(3) The above 2-benzyloxy-3-pyridyl-4-ethylphenylmethanol was
dissolved in methanol (10 ml), and thereto were added
concentrated hydrochloric acid (1.0 ml) and 100-
palladium-carbon (500 mg). The mixture was stirred at room

temperature for 15 hours under hydrogen atmosphere under normal
pressure. Insoluble materials were filtered off, and the'
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
dissolved in ethyl acetate, and the solution was washed with
water and successively with brine, and dried over sodium sulfate.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(chloroform:methanol = 100:0 - 97:3) to give the desired
3- (4-ethylphenylmethyl) -2-hydoroxypyridine (307 mg) as a pale
brown solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 214 (M+H).
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Reference Example 109 3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-indole
(1) To a solution of indole (6.00 g) in methanol (60 ml) were
added sodium hydroxide (2.25 g) and 4-ethylbenzaldehyde (7.56
g) , and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3 days

under argon atmosphere. Added thereto was water, and methanol
was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
extracted with diethyl ether, and the extract was washed with
water, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified
by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate =
98:2 - 70:30) to give 4-ethylphenyl-(1H-indol-3-yl)methanol
(2.10 g) as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 234 (M+H-H20) .
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treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1- (2) to give
the desired 3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-indole as colorless
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 236 (M+H).

Reference Example 110 3-(4-Ethylphenylmethyl)-IH-indazole
(1) A mixture of zinc powder (712 mg) and dibromoethane (0.04
ml) in N,N-dimethylformamide (2.5 ml) were stirred under
heating at 70 C for 10 minutes under argon atmosphere. The
reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and
chlorotrimethylsilane (0.04 ml) was added thereto, and the
mixture was stirred at room temperature for 30 minutes. To the
activated zinc solution was added dropwise a solution of
4-ethylbenzyl bromide (1.74 g) in N,N-dimethylformamide (10 ml)
at 0 C over a period of 2 hours. Subsequently, the mixture was

stirred at 0 C for 2 hours, to prepare a solution of
4-ethylbenzylzinc bromide in N,N-dimethylformamide, which was
used in the subsequent step without further purification.
(2) A solution of tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium (0)
(167 mg) and tri (2-furyl)phosphine (135 mg) in tetrahydrofuran

(20 ml) was stirred at room temperature for 5 minutes under argon
atmosphere. Thereto were added
1-t-butoxycarbonyl-3-iodo-lH-indazole (2.0 g) and the above
4-ethylbenzylzinc bromide (N,N-dimethylformamide solution) at
0 C, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 5 hours.
The reaction mixture was poured into water, and the mixture was
extracted with diethyl ether. The extract was washed with water
and dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica
gel column chromatography (hexane: ethyl acetate = 100:0- 92:8)
to give
1-t-butoxycarbonyl-3-(4,-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-indazole
(1.37 g) as colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 337 (M+H).
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1-t-butoxycarbonyl-3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-indazole
(1.35 g) was dissolved in methanol (15 ml), and added thereto
was 28o sodium methoxide solution (methanol solution, 1.0 ml),
and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for one hour.

Added thereto was an aqueous citric acid solution, and the
mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was
washed successively with water and brine, and dried over
magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was crystallized from hexane to give
the desired 3-(4-ethylphenylmethyl)-1H-indazole, (800 mg) as
colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 237 (M+H).

Reference Example 111
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 4-Bromobenzotrifluoride and thiophene-2-boronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 20- (1) to give
2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)thiophene as colorless crystals.
(2) The above 2-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example 4
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give
the desired
5-bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-thienylme
thyl)benzene as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 425/427
(M+H+MeOH).

Reference Example 112
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 3-Bromobenzotrifluoride and thiophene-2-boronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 20- (1) to give
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(2) The above 2-(3=trifluoromethylphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde obtained in Reference Example 4
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 7 to give
the desired
5-bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)=2-thienylme
thyl)benzene as colorless oil.

Reference Example 113 2-(4-Ethylphenyl)thiophene

2-Bromothiophene and 4-ethylphenylboronic acid were treated in
a manner similar to Reference Example 20- (1) to give the target
compound.

Reference Example 114 2-(4-Methylphenyl)thiophene
. , -
2-Bromothiophene and 4-methylphenylboronic acid were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 20-(1) to give the
,target compound.

Reference Example 115
2-(2,3-Dihydro-5-benzo[b]furanyl)thiophene
(1) 5,7-Dibromo-2,3-dihydrobenzo[b]furan (see WO 02/070020)
(3.0 g) in diethyl ether was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto was added dropwise n-butyl lithium
(2.44 M hexane solution, 5.09 ml) . The mixture was stirred at

the same temperature for 30 minutes, and poured into a saturated
aqueous ammonium chloride solution. The mixture was extracted
with diethyl ether, and dried over magnesium sulfate. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure to give
5-bromo-2,3-dihydrobenzo[b]furan (2.0 g) as pale yellow

crystals, which was used in the subsequent step without further
purification. ,

(2) The above 5-bromo-2,3-dihydrobenzo[b]furan and
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Reference Example 20-(1) to give the desired
2-(2,3-dihydro-5-benzo[b]furanyl)thiophene as pale yellow
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 203 (M+H).

Reference Example 116
4-Bromo-2-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-1-fluoronaphthalene
(1) A solution of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine (1.04 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (15 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon
atmosphere, and thereto was added dropwise n-butyl lithium

(1.58 M hexane solution, 4.43 ml). The reaction,mixture was
stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes, and thereto was
added dropwise a solution of 1-bromo-4-fluoronaphthalene (1.50
g) in tetrahydrofuran (12 ml) at -78 C. The mixture was stirred
at the same temperature for one hour, and thereto was added

dropwise a solution of 5-chloro-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde
(1.07 g) in tetrahydrofuran (11 ml) at -78 C. The mixture was
stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes, and thereto was
added a saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the
reaction mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract

was washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and the
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was
purified by an aminosilane-treated silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 3:1) to give
4-bromo-l-fluoro-2-naphthyl-5-chloro-2-thienylmethanol
(2.00 g) as pale yellow powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 353/355
(M+H-HZ0) .
(2) The above
4-bromo-l-fluoro-2-naphthyl-5-chloro-2-thienylmethanol was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 1- (2) to give
the desired
4-bromo-2-(5-chloro-2-thienylmethyl)-1-fluoronaphthalene as
a yellow solid.


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Reference Example 117
5-Bromo-2,4-dimethyl-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 2,4-dimethylbenzoic acid (20.0 g) was suspended in
chloroform (100ml), and thereto were added oxalyl chloride (6.8

ml) and N,N-dimethylformamide (2 drops). The mixture was
stirred at room temperature overnight. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue was
dissolved in methanol (200 ml) . The mixture was stirred at room
temperature for 3 hours. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in ethylacetate.
The mixture was washed successively with a saturated aqueous
sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and brine, and dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
,
pressure to give methyl 2, 4-dimethylbenzoate aspale yellow oil,
which was used in the subsequent step without further
purification.
(2) To a mixture of the above methyl 2,4-dimethylbenzoate
(19.75 g) and activated aluminum neutral oxide (120 g) was added
dropwise bromine (9.25 ml) while stirring at room temperature.

The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 8 hours, and
diluted with diethyl ether (1000ml). Insoluble materials were
filtered off, and washed with diethyl ether (500 ml) The
combined filtrate was washed successively with 10% aqueous
sodium thiosulfate solution, a saturated aqueous sodium

hydrogen carbonate solution and brine. The filtrate was dried
over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure. The residue was crystallized from methanol
(40 ml) to give methyl 5-bromo-2,4-dimethylbenzoate (6.34 g)
as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 243/245 (M+H).
(3) The above methyl 5-bromo-2,4-dimethylbenzoate was treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 4-(1) to give
5-bromo-2,4-dimethylbenzoic acid as colorless crystals.
ESI-Mass m/Z 227/229 (M-H)


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(4) The above 5-bromo-2,4-dimethylbenzoic acid and
2-phenylthiophene were treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 5 to give
5-bromo-2,4-dimethyl-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benzene as
colorless crystals.. APCI-Mass m/Z 357/359 (M+Hj.

Reference Example 118
5-Bromo-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)-2-trifluorbmethyl-
benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-iodobenzoic acid (see Jorg Frahn,-,A.-Dieter
Schluter Synthesis 1997, 1301-1304) was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 117-(1) to give methyl
5-bromo-2-iodobenzoate as a brown solid.
(2) To a solution of the above methyl 5-bromo-2-i dobenzoate
(4.65 g) in N-methyl-2-pyrrolydinone (20 ml) were added copper
(I) bromide (235 mg) and methyl
2,2-difluoro-2-(fluorosulfonyl)acetate (2.6 ml), and the
mixture was stirred under heating at 120 C for 1.5 hours. The
reaction mixture was cooled, and added thereto were 10% aqueous

hydrochloric acid solution"and ethyl acetate. Insoluble
materials were filtered off, and an organic layer of the
filtrate was washed with water for 4 times, and subsequently
washed with a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution and brine. The filtrate was dried over sodium sulfate,

and the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexan:ethyl acetate = 80:1) to give methyl
5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbenzoate (3.55 g) as colorless oil.
(3) The above methyl 5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbenzoate was

treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 4-(1) to give
5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid as pale brown crystals.
ESI-Mass m/Z 267/269 (M-H).
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2-phenylthiophene were treated in a manner similar to Reference
Example 5-(1) to give 5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylphenyl
5-phenyl-2-thienyl ketone as pale yellow crystals. APCI-Mass
m/Z 411/413 (M+H).

(5) To a mixed solution of the above
5-bromo-2-trifluoromethylphenyl 5-phenyl-2-thienyl ketone
(670 mg) in methanol (20 ml) - tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) was added
sodium borohydride (62 mg) , and the mixture was stirred at room
temperature for 3 hours. The solvent was evaporated under

reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in chloroform
(10 ml) - acetonitrile (20 ml) Thereto was added
triethylsilane (0.78 ml), and the mixture was cooled to 0 C.
Thereto was added dropwise boron trifluoride = diethyl ether
complex (0. 52 ml) The mixture was stirred at room temperature

for 45 minutes, and added thereto was a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution, and the mixture was extracted with
ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine, and dried
over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane) to"give the desired
5-bromo-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)-2-trifluoromethylbenze
ne (565 mg) as colorless oil.

Reference Example 119
5-Bromo-l-(5-(3-ethylphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methyl-
benzene
(1) 1-Bromo-3-ethylbenzene and thiophene-2-boronic acid were
treated in a manner similar to Reference. Example 20- (1) to give
2-(3-ethylphenyl)thiophene as a pale yellow liquid.

(2) The above 2-(3-ethylphenyl)thiophene and
5-bromo-2-methylbenzalqehyde obtained in Reference Example 4
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 9 to give
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ne as pale yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 371/373 (M+H)
Reference Example 120
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1) 2-(2-Pyridyl)thiophene and 5-bromo-2-mehtylbenzaldehyde
obtained in Reference Example 4 were treated in a manner similar
to Reference Example 7-(1) to give
5-bromo-2-methylphenyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethanol as
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 360/362 (M+H)

(2) A solution of the above
5-bromo-2-methylphenyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethanol
(1.59 g) in trifluoroacetic acid (40 ml) was'cooled to 0 C, and
thereto were added gradually sodium triacetoxyborohydride
(4.68 g) . The mixture was stirred at room temperature for one
hour, and cooled again to 0 C. 10% aqueous sodium hydroxide
solution was added thereto to basify the reaction mixture. The
mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate, and the extract was
washed with brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 3:1) to give the desired
5-bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
(1.38 g) as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 344/346 (M+H)
Reference Example 121
2-(5-Fluoro-2-thienyl)thiophene
2, 2' -Bithiophene (7. 40 g) in tetrahydrofuran (90 ml) was cooled
to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and thereto were added dropwise
n-butyl lithium (1.59 M hexane solution, 28.0 ml) . The mixture

was stirred at 0 C for one 30 minutes, and cooled again to -78 C.
Added thereto was N-fluo.Vobenzenesulfonimide (15. 5 g) , and the
mixture was gradually warmed, and stirred at room temperature
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water, and the solution was extracted with hexane twice, and
the extract was washed successively with water and brine, and
dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure and the residue was purified by silica gel

column chromatography (hexane) to give
2-(5-fluoro-2-thienyl)thiophene (5.89 g) as colorless oil.
Reference Example 122
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(3-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)benzene
2-(3-Pyridyl)thiophene was treated in a manner gimilar to
Reference Example 120to give the target compound as colorless
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 344/346 (M+H).

Reference Example 123
5-Bromo-l-(5-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-
methylbenzene

(1) p-Bromoanisole and thiophene-2-boronic acid were treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 20-(1) to give
2-(4-methoxyphenyl)thiophene as a pale yellow solid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 191 (M+H).

(2) The above 2-(4-methoxyphenyl)thiophene and
4-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference Example
4- (1) were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 5
to give
5-bromo-l-(5-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methylben
zene as a pale yellow solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 373/375 (M+H).
Reference Example 124
5-bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-(1,2-Methylenedioxybenzen-4-yl)-2-
thienylmethyl)benzene

4-Bromo-1,2-(methylened,ioxy)benzene was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 119 to give the target compound
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Reference Example 125
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl)ethyl)benzene
(1) To a solution of 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl alcohol (10.66 g)
in toluene (100 ml) solution were added thionyl chloride (10

ml ), and pyridine (2 drops ), and the mixture was stirred under
heating at 100 C overnight. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate.
The solution was washed successively with water, a 10% aqueous

hydrochloric acid solution, a saturated aqueoussodium hydrogen
carbonate solution and brine, and dried over sodium sulfate.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure'to give
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl chloride as pale yellow crystals, which
was used in the subsequent step without further purification.
(2) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl chloride was dissolved
in acetonitrile (100 ml), and the mixture was cooled to 0 C.
Added thereto was tetraethylammonium cyanide (8.8 g), and the
mixture was stirred at room temperature for 2 hours. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue

was dissolved in ethyl acetate. The solution was washed
successively with water, 1.0oaqueoushydrochloric acid solution,
a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution and
brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give

5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetonitrile as a pale yellow solid,
tahich was used in the subsequent step without further
purification.

(3) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetonitrile was added to
water (90 ml) - sulfuric acid (75 ml) , and the mixture was stirred
under heating at 160 C overnight. The mixture-was further

diluted with water, and cooled to 0 C. The solvent was removed
by decant, and the residue was dissolved in diethyl ether. The
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10% sodium hydroxide. To the extract was added concentrated
hydrochloric acid to make the solution acidic. The
precipitates were collected by filtration, and purified by
silica gel column chromatography (chloroform) to give

5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetic acid (6.67 g) as colorless
crystals. ESI-Mass m/Z 247/249 (M-H).
(4) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetic acid was treated
in a manner similar to Reference Example 118- (4) and (5) to give
the desired
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl)ethyl)benzene as a
pale yellow solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 377/379 (M+H).

Reference Example 126
5-Bromo-l-(5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl,)2-
methylbenzene
(1) 2-Bromo-6-fluoropyridine and thiophene-2-boronic acid
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 20-(1)
to give 2-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)thiophene as yellow oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 180 (M+H).
(2) The above 2-(6-fluoro-2--pyridyl)thiophene was treated in
a manner similar to Reference Example 120 to give the desired
5-bromo-l-(5-(6-fluoro-2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)2-methylb
enzene as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 362/364 (M+H)
Reference Example 127
5-Bromo-2-methyl-l-(5-trifluoromethyl-2-thienylmethyl)-
benzene
2-Trifluoromethylthiophene (see Japanese Unexamined Patent
Publication No. 2000-34239) and 5-bromo-2-methylbenzaldehyde
obtained in Reference Example 4 were treated in a manner similar
to Reference Example 7 tg give the target compound as colorless
oil.


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Reference Example 128
5-Bromo-l-(5-(5-fluoro-2-thienyl)-2-thienylmethyl)-2-methyl
benzene
5-Bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid obtained in Reference Example
4-(1) and 2-(5-fluoro-2-thienyl)thiophene obtained in
Reference Example 121 were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 5 to give the target compound as a colorless
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 367/369 (M+H)

Reference Example 129
3-Bromo-2-fluoro-6-methyl-l-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)benze
ne
4-Bromo-3-fluorotoluene and
5-phenyl-2-thiophenecarboxaldehyde were treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 116 to give the target compound

as pale blue powders. APCI-Mass m/Z 361/363 (M+H)
Reference Example 130
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-phenyl-5-thiazolylmethyl)benzene
(.1)' 5-Bromo-2-chlorophenyl-acetic acid (2.0 g) obtained in
Reference Example 125- (3) was dissolved in dichloromethane (40
ml), and thereto were added oxalyl chloride (0.77 ml) and
N,N-dimethylformamide (one drop) at 0 C. The mixture was
stirred at room temperature overnight. The solvent was

evaporated under reduced pressure to give -
5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetyl chloride, which was used in the
subsequent step without further purification.
(2) A solution of potassium t-butoxide (1.35 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (20 ml) was cooled to 0 C, and thereto was added
methyl isocyanoacetate (1.33ml). Then, a solution of the above
5-bromo-2-chlorophenylacetyl chloride in tetrahydrofuran (20
ml) was added thereto, and the mixture was stirred at 0 C for
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was cooled again to 0 C. 10% aqueous citric acid solution was
added thereto, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate.
The extract was washed with water and brine, and dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced

pressure and the residue was purified by silica'gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 3:1) to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(4-methoxycarbonyl-5-oxazolylmethyl)benz
ene (1.12 g) as a yellow solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 33'0/332 (M+H)
(3) The above

5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(4-methoxycarbonyl-5-oxazolylmethyl)benz
ene (1.37 g) was heated under reflux in 6N aqueous hydrochloric
acid solution (20 ml) overnight. The solvent was evaporated
under reduced pressure, and the residue was dissolved in
methanol, and treated with carbon powder. The carbon powder
was filtered off, and the filtrate was evaporated under reduced
pressure to give crude
1-(3-amino-2-oxopropyl)-5=bromo-2-chlorobenzene=hydrochlori
de (1.73 g) as a pale brown solid, which was used in the
subsequent step without further purification. APCI-Mass m/Z
262/264 (M+H). -
(4) A mixed solution of the above
1-(3-amino-2-oxopropyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene=hydrochlori
de (1.70 g) in ethyl acetate (30 ml )- water (15 ml) was cooled
to 0 C. Added thereto were benzoyl chloride (0.99 ml) and

sodium hydrogen carbonate (2. 39 g) , and the mixture was stirred
at the same temperature for 3 hours. The organic layer was
washed with brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent
was evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was
purified by silica gel column chromatography (chloroform:ethyl
acetate = 95:5) to give

1-(3-benzoylamino-2-oxo~propyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene (710
mg) as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 366/368 (M+H).

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1-(3-benzoylamino-2-oxopropyl)-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzene (710
mg) in toluene (20 ml) was added Lawesson reagent (2. 35 g) , and
the mixture was heated under reflux for 2 hours. The reaction
mixture was cooled, and the solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure. The residue was purified by silica gel column
chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 90:10) to give the
desired

5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(2-phenyl-5-thiazolylmethyl)benzene (512
mg) as a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 364/366 (M+H)

Reference Example 131

t-Butyl 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid

To a solution of 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid (11.75 g) in
N,N-dimethylformamide (50 ml) was added

1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (8.10 g), and the mixture was stirred
under heating at 40 C for one hour. Thereto were added
t-butanol (7.40 g) and 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene
(7. 60 g) , and the mixture was further stirred under heating at
40 C overnight. The mixture was diluted with diethyl ether,
and washed successively with water (3 times), 2% aqueous
hydrochloric acid solution (twice), a saturated aqueous sodium
hydrogen carbonate solution and brine. The mixture was dried
over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure to give t-butyl 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoate
(12.53 g) as pale yellow oil.
Reference Example 132
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene

(1) A solution of 5-bromo-2-chloro-l-
(6-methoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benzene (2.70 g)
obtained in Reference Example 46 in dichloromethane (27 ml) was
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dropwise boron tribromide (0.83 ml) The mixture was warmed
to room temperature, and stirred for 30 minutes. The mixture
wasbasified with a saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate
solution, and subsequently, the reaction mixture was made

acidic with a saturated aqueous citric acid solution. The
mixture was extracted with chloroform, and dried over magnesium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure.
The residue was crystallized from chloroform-hexane to give
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-hydroxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)be

nzene (2.01 g) as pale green crystals. ESI-Mass;m/Z 351/353
(M-H ) .
(2) The above 5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-hydroxy-
benzo [b] thiophen-2-ylmethyl) benzene (500 mg) was dissolved in
N,N-dimethylformamide (5ml), and thereto were addediodoethane
(0.23 ml) and potassium carbonate (390 mg) The mixture was
stirred at room temperature for 2 days. Added thereto=waswater,
and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract
was washed with water and brine, and dried over magnesium
sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure,

and the residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 98:2 -80:20) to give the desired 5-
bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethoxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)benze
ne (492 mg) as pale pink oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 381/383 (M+H).
Reference Example 133
5-Bromo-2-chloro-3-(5-phenyl-2-thienylmethyl)thiophene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-3-thiophenecarboxylic acid (see Japanese
Unexamined Patent Publication No. 10-324632) and
2-phenylthiophene were treated in a manner similar to Reference

Example 5 to give the target compound as a colorless solid.
APCI-Mass m/Z 367/369 Ud+H).


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Reference Example 134
6-Fluoro-2-pyridylboronic acid pinacol ester
A solution of 2-bromo-6-fluoropyridine (1.0 g) in
tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon

atmosphere, and thereto was added a solution of n-butyl lithium
(2.59 M hexane solution, 2.24 ml) in tetrahydrofuran (10 ml )
The mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 45 minutes,
and thereto was added dropwise a solution of
triisopropoxyborane (1.28 g) in tetrahydrofuran (10 ml) The
mixture was stirred at the same temperature for 2 hqurs, warmed,
and further stirred at room temperature for one hour.
Subsequently, a solution of pinacol (0.91 g) in tetrahydrofuran
(10 ml) was added dropwise thereto, and stirred at room
temperature for 20 minutes. Insoluble materials were filtered

off. The filtrate was extracted with 2.5% sodium hydroxide,
and the extract was cooled to 0 C, and was made weakly acidic
with 2N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution. It was extracted
with diethyl ether, washed with a small amount of brine, and
dried over magnesium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure and the residue was solidified with hexane to
give 6-fluoro-2-pyridylboronic acid pinacol ester (850 mg) as
a colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 224 (M+H)

Reference Example 135
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-phenyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chlorobenzoic acid was treated in a manner
similar to Reference Example 4-(2) to give
N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzamide as a colorless
solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 278/280 (M+H).
(2) The above N-methoxy-N-methyl-5-bromo-2-chlorobenzamide*
and 2,5-dibromopyridine, were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 31-(4) to give 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl
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374/376 (M+H)
(3) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl 6-bromo-3-pyridyl ketone
and phenylboronic acid were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 20-(1) to give 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl

6-phenyl-3-pyridyl ketone as yellow crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z
372/374 (M+H).
(4) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl 6-phenyl-3-pyridyl
ketone was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example
14-(1) to give the desired
5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-phenyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene as
colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 358/360 (M+H)
Reference Example 136
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-isopropyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-hydroxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)be
nzene obtained in Reference Example 132-(1) and 2-iodopropane
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 132-(2)
to give the titled compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 395/397 (M+H)
-
Reference Example 137 4-Bromo-l-fluoro-2-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-
thienylmethyl)naphthalene
(1) A solution of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine (4.13 ml) in
tetrahydrofuran (40 ml) was cooled to -78 C under argon

atmosphere, and added dropwise thereto was n-butyl lithium
(2.44 M hexane solution, 10.0 ml) . The mixture was stirred at
the same temperature for 30 minutes, and added dropwise thereto
at -78 C was a solution of 1-bromo-4-fluoronaphthalene (5.0 g)
in tetrahydrofuran (20 ml) . The mixture was stirred at the same

temperature for 1 hour, and added dropwise thereto at -78 C was
N,N-dimethylformamide (5.16 ml). The mixture was stirred at
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saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution, and the mixture
was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with
water and dried over magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was

crystallized from diisopropyl ether and hexane to give
4-bromo-l-fluoro-2-naphthaldehyde (4.43 g) as pale yellow
crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 267/269 (M+NH4).
(2) The above 4-bromo-l-fluoro-2-naphthaldehyde'and
2-(2-pyridyl)thiophene were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 120 to give the desired 4-broXno-1-

fluoro-2-(5-(2-pyridyl)-2-thienylmethyl)naphthalene as
colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 398/400 (M+H)
Reference Example 138
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chlorophenyl 6-bromo-3-pyridyl ketone (3.2 g)
from Reference Example 135- (2) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran
(80 ml), and added thereto were triethylaluminium (1.0 M hexane
solution, 9.9 ml), tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0)

( 57 0 mg) and cerium ( II I) chloride (7. 3 g), and the mixture was
stirred at 30 C for 1. 5 hours. The reaction mixture was diluted
with methanol, and the reaction solution was basified with a
saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution. The
insoluble materials were filtered off and, the filtrate was

extracted with ethyl acetate and dried over magnesium sulfate.
The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the
residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography
(hexane:ethyl acetate = 99:1 - 85:15) to give
5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl 6-ethyl-3-pyridyl ketone (1.98 g) as a

colorless solid. APCI-Mass m/Z 324/326 (M+H)
(2) The above 5-bromo-2-,chlorophenyl 6-ethyl-3-pyridyl ketone
was treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 14- (1) to
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5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-ethyl-3-pyridylmethyl)benzene as a
colorless oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 310/312 (M+H).

Reference Example 139 6-Ethylbenzo[b]thiophene
(1) 4-Bromo-2-flurobenzaldehyde and ethyl thioglycolate were
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 31- (1) to give
6-bromo-2-ethoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene as a colorless
solid.
(2) The above 6-bromo-2-ethoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 13,8- (1) to give
6-ethyl-2-ethoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene as colorless oil.
APCI-Mass m/Z 235 (M+H).
(3) The above 6-ethyl-2-ethoxycarbonylbenzo[b]thiophene (1.26
g) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (4 ml) and methanol (8 ml) ,
and added thereto was lithium hydroxide monohydrate (677 mg),

and the mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. The
solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, and the residue
was dissolved in water and the solution was made acidic with
a 10% aqueous hydrochloric acid solution. The precipitates
were collected by filtratibn and washed with water to give
6-ethylbenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid (1.15 g) as
colorless crystals. ESI-I-Mass m/Z 205 (M-H).

(4) The above 6-ethylbenzo [b] thiophen-2-ylcarboxylic acid was
tread in a manner similar to Reference Example 47- (2) to give
the desired 6-ethylbenzo[b]thiophene as colorless oil.
Reference Example 140
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(1-oxo-2-isoindolinylmethyl)benzene
(1) 5-Bromo-2-chlorobenzyl alcohol (3.0 g) was dissolved in
toluene (30 ml ), and added thereto were thionyl chloride (2. 35

ml) and pyridine (two drops) , and the mixture was heated under
stirring at 100 C for 2 hours. The mixture was cooled, washed
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brine, and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was
evaporated under reduced pressure to give
5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl chloride (3.34 g) as pale brown oil,
which was used in the subsequent step without further
purification.

(2) The above 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzyl chloride (3.34 g) was
dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (30 ml), and added thereto
was potassium phthalimide (2. 63 g) , and the mixture was heated
under stirring at 70 C for 3 hours. The reaction solution was

poured into water, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl
acetate. The extract was washed with brine, and dried over
sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under reduced
pressure, and the residue was crystallized from diisopropyl
ether to give 5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(phthalimid-2-y,lmethyl)-

benzene (3.33 g) as colorless crystals. APCI-Mass m/Z 350/352
(M+H).

_(3) The above 5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(phthalimid-2-ylmethyl)-
benzene (4.3 g) was dissolved in acetic acid (43 ml) , and added
thereto was zinc powder (8.02 g), and the mixture was heated
at reflux for 3 days. The mixture was cooled and diluted with
chloroform and it was basified with an aqueous sodium hydroxide
solution. The organic layer was dried over sodium sulfate, and
the solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue
was purified by silica gel column chromatography (hexane:ethyl
acetate = 6:1 - 4:1) to give the desired

5-bromo-2-chloro-l-(1-oxo-2-isoindolinylmethyl)benzene
(1.39 g) as colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 336/338 (M+H).
Reference Example 141

5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(1-phenyl-4-pyrazolylmethyl)benzene
(1) A solution of 1-pheny1-4-bromopyrazole (see M. A. Khan, et
al., Can. J. Chem., (1963) 41 1540) (2.23 g) in diethyl ether
(30 ml) wad cooled to -78 C under argon atmosphere, and added


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dropwise thereto was n-butyl lithium (1.59 M hexane solution,
6. 9 ml) . The mixture was stirred at -20 C to -10 C for 5 hours,
and added dropwise thereto at the same temperature was a
solution of 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzaldehyde (2.19 g) obtained in

Reference Example 16- (1) in diethyl ether (30 ml ). The mixture
was stirred at the same temperature for 30 minutes, and added
thereto was tetrahydrofuran (30ml), and the mixture was stirred
at 0 C for further 30 minutes. A saturated aqueous ammonium
chloride solution was added thereto, and the mixture was

extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract waswashed with brine
and dried over sodium sulfate. The solvent was evaporated under
reduced pressure, and the residue was purified by silica gel
column chromatography (hexane:ethyl acetate = 83:17 - 80:20)
to give 5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl-l-phenyl-4-pyrazolylmethanol
(831 mg) as yellow oil. APCI-Mass m/Z 363/365 (M+H).

(2) The above
_5-bromo-2-chlorophenyl-l-phenyl-4-pyrazolylmethanol was
treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 120- (2) to give
the desired
5-bromo-2-chloro-1-(1-phenyl-4-pyrazolylmethyl)benzene as
colorless powder. APCI-Mass m/Z 347/349 (M+H).

Reference Example 142
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-n-propyloxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-yl-
methyl)benzene
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-hydroxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)be
nzene obtained in Reference Example 132- (1) and 1-bromopropane
were treated in a manner similar to Reference Example 132-(2)
to give the target compound. APCI-Mass m/Z 395/397 (M+H).
Reference Example 143
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-(2-fluoroethyloxy)benzo[b]thiophen-2-
ylmethyl)benzene


CA 02534024 2006-01-27
WO 2005/012326 PCT/JP2004/011312
194
5-Bromo-2-chloro-l-(6-hydroxybenzo[b]thiophen-2-ylmethyl)be
nzene obtained in Reference Example 132-(1) and
1-bromo-2-fluoroethane were treated in a manner similar to
Reference Example 132-(2) to give the target compound.
APCI-Mass m/Z 399/401 (M+H),

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